Thursday, October 12, 2017

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 10/12/17


--The Bellingham Herald is reporting that a man died on Black Peak last week. They note that he was "hiking," but some photos that have made their way onto the internet appear to show a location that only climbers would go to. To read more, click here.

--The Times Colonist is reporting that, "A 24-year-old Nanaimo woman is recovering from a climbing accident, after volunteers hoisted her up a rock face in a high-angle rope rescue. B.C. Ambulance requested evacuation support from Nanaimo Search and Rescue at about 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, after the woman’s climbing partner called 9-1-1. 'She had been belaying her climbing partner. He took a fall and she was shot forward into the rocks and injured her knee quite badly,' Nanaimo SAR president Carly Trobridge said. The pair was climbing near the Nanaimo River in the “lower deck” section of the Sunnyside climbing area." To read more, click here.

--Komo News is reporting that, "a hiker who was stranded on the Pacific Crest Trail by high winds and snow was rescued from a knife-edge ridge by a Blackhawk helicopter. The Yakima County Sheriff's office received a call for help at about 6 a.m. Saturday from a hiker who was in the Goat Rocks Mountain range." To read more, click here.


--Rocky Mountain National Park climbing ranger, Quinn Brett was involved in a serious fall in Yosemite National Park on the Nose. It appears that she is alive and stable, but that she may have suffered some very serious injuries. To read more, click here.

--After the Yosemite rockfall incident, we have to ask...will climate change make rockfall events worse? They ask this terrifying question at The Atlantic. Check it out.

Desert Southwest:

--Supertopo is the type of place where people get riled up. It appears that there might be a bolt war brewing at Suicide Rock near Idyllwild. To read more, click here.


--A seventy-year old climber was injured last week in a fall off the Third Flatiron. It appears that this was a rappelling incident. To read more, click here.

--The Aspen Times is reporting that, "A Summit County man hiking one of the state's 14,000-foot mountains in Chaffee County was reported missing early Sunday morning when he failed to make it home the day before." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--Many outlets are reporting on the tragic deaths of Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins. Following is an intro to a piece from Outside: "On Saturday, October 7, 27-year-old alpinist Hayden Kennedy was skiing with his girlfriend, Inge Perkins, 23, on Imp Peak south of Bozeman, Montana. The pair triggered a slide that buried and killed Perkins. Kennedy survived the slide, but returned home and took his own life." To read more from Outside, click here. Climbing has obituaries for each of the pair, here. Rock and Ice posted a remembrance here. Gear Junkie posted here. The Adventure Journal posted, here. And finally, Black Diamond, one of Kennedy's sponsors, posted an obituary and remembrance, here.

--CTV News is reporting that, "a Toronto man who fell from a rock face at a Clearview Township provincial park remains in hospital with serious injuries." To read more, click here.

--Caroline Gleich is a world-class skier who has been dealing with unrelenting harassment since the start of her career. People have made incredibly misogynistic attacks against Caroline. Why? Jealousy? Most likely. Outside has posted an excellent article about online harassment and about how Caroline and others have dealt with it. To read the article, click here.

-Jesse Huey and Maury Birdwell recently free-climbed Original Sin (V 5.12+, 1,800') on Wyoming's Mt. Hooker. To read about it, click here.

1 comment:

Frehom said...

Slovenian Francek Knez passed away while climbing near Laško.

Slovenia decorated Franček Knez with the Order of Merit for his achievements and contribution to Slovenia's mountaineering culture.

Alpinist published a nice story about Kenz in 2015:

PlanetMountain covered his passing: