Stories tagged: jess roskelley
Thu., April 16, 2020
In the minutes, days and weeks after the accident on Howse Peak last year, what exactly happened wasn’t known.
Thu., April 16, 2020
A year ago today, Jess Roskelley, alongside two other world-class climbers, headed into the predawn darkness of the Canadian Rockies.
Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
The biggest and saddest outdoor story from 2019 was the death of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
The Banff Film Festival is just around the corner. As usual, attendees can expect a varied, interesting viewing experience.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
The inaugural Jess Fest will be held Saturday, bad weather and all.
Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
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
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
“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
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
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
The life, spirit and humor of Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley will be celebrated Friday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two Spokane climbers established a new route in the wilds of Montana.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
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
Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley will speak at Mountain Gear (2002 N. Division St.) on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Thu., May 4, 2017
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
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
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
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.