Stories tagged: Jess Roskelley
Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Riverside State Park Rock climbing competition, party to honor Jess Roskelley, raise money for trailhead
Jess Roskelley, an elite alpine climber from Spokane who died in April, will be honored at the inaugural JessFest Climbing Competition.
Sat., July 13, 2019, 6 a.m.
Spokane’s nonprofit climbing coalition announced that it is on track to build a toilet at the Deep Creek climbing area in Riverside State Park. The bathroom will be completed in …
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our …
UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
The Hidden Mother Brewery in Spokane Valley has brewed a limited-quantity beer to honor the late Spokane mountain climber Jess Roskelley in conjunction with his family and friends, and the …
Sat., May 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
From Joyce Roskelley’s deck Mount Spokane is visible in the distance, slashes of lingering snow running like vertical veins.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:01 p.m.
The life, spirit and humor of Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley will be celebrated Friday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
A downtown Spokane event to support local climbing routes turned into an evening of remembrances Sunday as attendees raised money to support the family of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley, who …
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
As the shock waves from renowned alpinist Jess Roskelley’s death continue to ripple outward, local organizations and businesses are honoring his life and supporting his family.
UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
The bodies of climbers Jess Roskelley, of Spokane, and two Austrians were recovered Sunday from an avalanche-hit area of the eastern Canadian Rockies. Among the recovered items was a phone …
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Heavy snowfall delays search for Spokane climber Jess Roskelley and partners, but weather shows signs of improvement
Friends, family and loved ones continued to wait Saturday for a Canadian rescue team to search for Spokane climber Jess Roskelley and his two climbing partners.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:19 p.m.
The international climbing community mourned missing alpinist Jess Rosskelley of Spokane and two partners who are also presumed dead following a series of avalanches that cascaded down a rugged peak …
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
The parents of celebrated Austrian climber David Lama said Friday that he had “lived his dream,” as hopes for him and two other top climbers missing in the Canadian Rockies …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 9:56 p.m.
Spokane climber Jess Roskelley missing and presumed killed by avalanche in Canadian Rockies; David Lama, Hansjorg Auer also presumed dead
Spokane climber Jess Roskelley, 36, was attempting to climb a difficult route over the past two weeks on Howse Peak in Banff National Park with Austrian climbers David Lama and …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Two Spokane climbers established a new route in the wilds of Montana.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
In his Spokane garage, Jess Roskelley faced a conundrum. He had this new treadwall – picture a treadmill, but for climbing – but it was about a foot taller than …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley will speak at Mountain Gear (2002 N. Division St.) on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015
OUTLAST – The late Fenton Roskelley, Spokane newspaper outdoors writer for 45 years, would be floating higher than a freshly treated dry fly to learn that his rods, reels and …
Sun., May 10, 2015
A lofty goal to climb the world’s 10th-tallest peak has transcended to an even higher calling for Spokane mountaineer Jess Roskelley and his expedition since disaster struck Nepal last month. …
Mon., April 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m.
Two well-known Spokane adventurers in Nepal have reported they are unharmed and doing OK as earthquakes continue to rumble and cause widespread havoc and death in the Himalayan country.
Sun., April 5, 2015, 7:49 a.m.
OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013
Ten years ago, a 20-year-old Jess Roskelley had all sorts of modern technology at his fingertips when he seized a moment of fame as the youngest American to climb Mount …
Sun., June 8, 2003
Only as an afterthought did John and Jess Roskelley talk about the corpses in their route through the Death Zone of Mount Everest. On May 30, their first morning back …
Wed., May 21, 2003
Standing on top of the world’s tallest mountain early today, 20-year-old Jess Roskelley became the youngest American to make it to the summit of Mount Everest.