Thursday, July 19, 2018

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 7/19/18


--The Seattle Times is reporting that, "Recent icefall on Mount Rainier has rattled seismographs, and perhaps the nerves of a few climbers, after collapses on the Ingraham Glacier beginning last Friday. Ice blocks and debris tumbled at least 1,000 vertical feet and across the popular Disappointment Cleaver climbing route, according to Mount Rainier climbing rangers. 'The large ice block tumbled in the middle of the night when no parties were on the route,” according to rangers’ blog post, cautioning climbers about remaining hazards. “… Simply put, this would have been an unsurvivable event.'" To read more, click here.

--A woman fell 300-feet down the side of Mt. St. Helens on Saturday and survived. To read about it, click here.

--A climber suffered a serious injury on the side of Mt. Thompson near Snoqualmie Pass this week. To read more, click here.

--GGW8 is reporting that, "A Chinook helicopter crew lifted seven people - six rescuers and a climber who planned to end his life - from the summit of Mount Hood Friday afternoon. 'The Clackamas County Sheriff notified us that [the climber] had gone to the summit of Mount Hood because he was going to end his life up there, and then he changed his mind,' said Scott Lucas with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management."

--It looks like Cascade River Road is going to stay closed for two or three more weeks. To read more, click here.

--The draft plan to remove mountain goats from the Olympic Mountains is up for comment. To read more, click here.


--A climber was killed on Center Peak in Kings Canyon National Park. There is very little additional information at this time. To read more, click here.

--Here's an update on the Gorges Fire.

Desert Southwest:

--Several trails have been closed indefinitely due to flash flooding in Zion National Park. The trails  include Angels Landing, Upper Emerald Pools and the Kayenta trail. To read more, click here.


--These are some insane wildfire shots...

Notes from All Over:

--Rock and Ice is reporting that, "Charles David Cole III, founder of Five Ten and the inventor of Stealth Rubber, passed away on Saturday, July 14, at the age of 63." To read more, click here.

--Nearly 20,000 avalanche transceivers have been recalled from Ortovox. Click here for details.

--Low atmospheric pressure (the situation you're in when you're at high altitude) could cause depression. To read more, click here.

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