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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Alaska wildfire poses unique challenges for Spokane firefighters called to assist

While it never grew more than 400 acres, the Montana Creek Fire threatened the historic town of Talkeetna and drew a large response from firefighters around the Northwest continental United …

Colville photographer wins coveted Denali Road Lottery spot

It all began with a Facebook post. As a nature photographer, a stunning image of a grizzly sow and cubs crossing the tundra in a snowstorm caught my eye. The …

Alaska senators tell Trump they want mountain’s name to stay

One Obama administration action may be safe under President Donald Trump – the long-sought renaming of North America’s tallest peak to Denali.

Climbing duo completes five-day first ascent of Mount Huntington’s south ridge

Jess Roskelley describes a recent five-day first ascent of a gnarly south ridge route to the summit of Alaska’s Mount Huntington as a race for his life. “It’s the commitment …

Tale of harrowing rescue on Denali unheralded for 35 years

In the spring of 1980, climbers Mike Helms and Bob Kandiko came upon two other climbers in peril near the summit of Alaska’s 20,310-foot Denali. Over the next several days, …

Trophy hunters prized Denali; led national park campaign

The Alaska mountain formerly known as McKinley has a less-than-thoughtful naming history that President Barack Obama cleared up this week. What didn’t come up in the trailing deluge of Alaska …

Local climbers beat odds on McKinley

If mountaineering were baseball, climbers on North America’s tallest mountain would have been batting .016 for the first half of the season. The average, by the end of a typical …

Roughing it: Readers’ tales of encounters with bears, peaks

Readers of The Spokesman-Review responded with tales of high adventure, family bonding and close encounters with bears when we asked them to share their stories and photos of memorable 2013 …