Thursday, June 28, 2018

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 6/28/18


--A climber was killed while descending Mt. Stuart on Sunday. It appears that the individual slipped while descending the Cascadian Couloir. To read more, click here.

--An injured climber was airlifted off Mt. Borah in Idaho this week. To read more, click here.

--Two stranded climbers were rescued off Forbidden Peak last week. It's not clear why they were rescued or what lead to the operation. To read more, click here.

--Q13 Fox is reporting that, "The National Park Service said Tuesday it plans this summer to begin relocating hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the North Cascades while killing others. The agency said it finalized a plan to remove about 625 mountain goats that have long posed an ecological problem in the park. The fatal goring of a hiker by a goat in 2010 raised new concerns about public safety." To read more, click here.


--Several speed records have gone down in Yosemite Valley in the last two months. Alpinist is reporting that, "Brandon Adams and Roger Putnam climbed the Shield in 8 hours, 55 minutes; Josie McKee and Diana Wendt established a female record on the Salathe, climbing the route in 16:24 on June 1; David Allfrey set the solo record of 10:52:50 on Zodiac on June 2; and and Alexa Flower, Jane Jackson and Gena Wood completed the fastest all-female ascent of Zodiac in 16:20 on June 15." To read more, click here.

Desert Southwest:

Mt. Wilson in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

--A fire burned approximately 91 acres of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area last week in the Pine Creek area. To read more, click here.


--Out There Colorado is reporting that, "A jury ruled in favor of a Colorado ski resort company, saying it was not at fault in the death of a 13-year-old boy." To read more, click here.

--The 2019 World Cup Ice Climbing Competition will be in Denver. To read more, click here.


--AAI's final Denali program, Trip 7, has moved to high camp. They hope to make a summit bid in the coming days. To read more, click here.

--The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that, "A climber who fell more than 100 feet in a remote mountain range in Lake Clark National Park was flown to an Anchorage hospital in critical condition early Sunday after a risky, dramatic rescue by an Alaska Air National Guard crew." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that, National park rangers in western Wyoming have recovered the body of a climber who fell to his death. Grand Teton National Park officials say they believe 27-year-old Burak Akil of Wayne, New Jersey, was climbing alone Sunday on Teewinot Mountain." To read more, click here.

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