Thursday, June 4, 2015

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 6/4/15


--It appears that the car camping fees at North Cascades National Park will be increasing to $16 at the most popular campgrounds. To read more, click here.

--There will be an Adopt-a-Crag event at Exit 38 on June 20th. To read more, click here.


--On May 27, a 22-year-old from Colorado, died in rappelling accident after a 200-foot fall on the Nose of El Capitan. To read more, click here.


--Stacking rocks is an art most climbers practice while sitting at crags or in parking lots post-session. Boulder resident Michael Grab does it for a living and now the cops have made it illegal! To read more, click here.

Denali Team Updates:

Team 2 - After a successful summit. Everyone is back down and on their way home.
Team 3 -After a successful summit they have descended to Base Camp and are waiting to fly back to Talkeetna.
Team 4 - Holding up at Camp 3 waiting out a weather system. They plan to move up to Camp 4 anytime.
Team 5 - Move up to Camp 2 yesterday. Enjoying some down time after two big pushes up.

All teams are doing awesome and everyone is high spirits and staying strong. GO TEAMS!

Notes from All Over:

(Photo: Pamir Horse Adventure)

-- The Pamirs, Tajikistan is one of the least visited places in the world and a haven for adventure ecotourism. In 2010 Quboniev founded Pamir Horse Adventure, a community-based ecotourism company that promotes and encourages sustainable tourism in the Pamirs. The organization was the recipient of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award in 2014.

--The body of New Zealand teenager David Erik Moen was discovered at the foot of Tasman glacier 42 years after being buried in an avalanche. The body has been identified and returned to his family. More here.

--Valley Uprising an American film that traces the recent history of climbing in the Yosemite Valley through interviews with living legends is the winner of the UIAA Award for Best Climbing Film at the Trento Film Festival.

--11-year-old boy falls from rock-climbing wall at YMCA in Weston, FL. Family members say boy wearing harness when he fell.  More here.

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