--The body of 28-year-old climber, Brian Robak, was found by authorities, on Saturday, after he had attempted to climb Mount Washington, a nearly 8,000-foot peak in Oregon’s Cascade Range. According to a report by the Statesman Journal, Deschutes County Sheriff officials said that it had appeared that the young climber had fallen a “significant distance” while descending the mountain’s east side. To read more, click here.
--Debris flow this spring on the Mt. Baker Boulder Glacier reminded many Whatcom County residents of the active volcano sitting in their backyard. Recent interest prompted a new blog post by Whatcom emergency management stating, though scientifically interesting, the flow does not pose a threat to any Whatcom County communities. To read more, click here.
--In spring and summer, one of Snohomish County's most beautiful places also becomes one of its most dangerous. The Big Four Ice Caves trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers a panoramic view of the best the North Cascades Range has to offer. The caves also are where tons of snow, ice and rock break loose every year, a natural wonder that could bury dozens of people. July 6 will mark a year since the partial collapse at the caves claimed the life of a California woman and her brother. Two others have been killed by falling ice since 1998, including 11-year-old Grace Tam, who was standing 20 feet from the caves. To read more, click here.
--Two British Columbia men have been charged in connection with a moose-riding video that went viral last year. In the video posted to YouTube, a motorboat is seen following the animal as it tries to swim through a lake. To read more, click here. To see the video, click below:
--Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett recently completed a Yosemite triple crown. The pair completed three big wall routes in a day. To read more, click here.
Notes from All Over:
--An extraordinarily large landslide has been discovered near Glacier Bay in southeast Alaska. Aerial photos show a snow-capped mountain with a huge chunk taken out of it—and a debris field that extends for nearly seven miles. To read more, click here.