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First U.S. team to top Mount Everest reunites

BERKELEY, Calif. – It might be hard to conceive now, in an era of extreme sports and ultra-light equipment, but there was a time when Americans who set out to …

Climbers attracted to volcano that lost its top

Ah, Mount St. Helens. I’ve written hundreds of stories about it, explored the trails around it on foot, skis and mountain bike; and climbed it 10 times, if I can …

Woman, 73, oldest to climb Mount Everest

See details about record-breaking climb in Rich Landers’ Outdoors Blog..

Banff films bring extreme outdoor pursuits to Spokane’s big screen

Adventure, humor, awareness and awe, plus a good dose of pucker factor, are coming to Spokane next weekend in a road show of top outdoor adventure films. The cream of …

Gear Junkie: Tips on going fast and light up high

While touring Europe recently, a jutting limestone peak in Austria’s Kaisergebirge Mountain Range was on my schedule. But a problem: I had only one day to climb it. The circumstances …

500 times on top of Rainier

George Dunn, his crampons crunching through the snow atop Mount Rainier, was poised to make history this week and it might not even be the highlight of his day. The …

Avalanche fears halt search for climbers

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Rescuers are waiting to begin their search for two missing climbers on Oregon’s Mount Hood amid avalanche fears.

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Trust preserves another land jewel OUTSTANDING – A conservation easement that will perpetually protect the natural beauty of 503 acres, including 1.5 miles along Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Trail …

Local Everest climber not old enough

Kay LeClaire is “second oldest” U.S. woman to climb the world’s highest peak.

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Makalu: climb for the ages

Time does not forget great moments in history, even if the present can sometimes be oblivious. After initially being shunned by the American mountaineering community, the 1980 Spokane-to-Makalu Expedition has …