--The Seattle Times is reporting that, "A climber died this week while rappelling off a peak in Mount Rainier National Park, officials said. Stephen Kornbluth, 35, of Seattle, summited 6,710-foot Dewey Peak with two friends Tuesday after climbing the mountain’s west face. To read more, click here.
--Tim Auger, a prolific Squamish climber, recently died at the age of 72. To read more, click here.
--GoSkagit is reporting that, "Federal agencies will begin moving mountain goats from the Olympic Mountains to the North Cascades in September." To read more, click here.
--Can technology decrease the number of people on a given trail? One group is trying to make that happen through social media data mining. To read more, click here.
--A new big wall with a lot of potential has been discovered in British Columbia. To read more, click here.
--Supposedly Ryan Zinke had no idea that his agency was going to sell off a chunk of The Grand Staircase. He says that when he found out, he cancelled the deal. To read more, click here.
--The Gazette is reporting that, "A climber was hospitalized Thursday after falling 40 to 50 feet from the Three Graces rock formation in Garden of the Gods, said Colorado Springs Fire Capt. Brian Vaughan." To read more, click here.
Notes from All Over:
--KUTV is reporting that, "The Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter made a middle-of-the-night rescue on Mt. Olympus in Salt Lake County as a search and rescue team worked to reach an injured hiker." To read more and see a video, click here.
--Reveal is reporting that, the Trump administration wants to slash federal funding for wildfire science, at a time when forest and brush fires are getting bigger, happening year-round and becoming increasingly erratic. Federally funded scientists have been seeking new methods and technologies to predict, prepare and respond – critical for safeguarding people and property. They have discovered ways to reduce risks before fires and restore land and waterways afterward. And they explore how fuels, flames, terrain, smoke and weather interact. Defunding those efforts will endanger lives, researchers told Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting." To read more, click here.
--An African-American woman tells her story -- a story of racism, sexism and sexual assault -- in the Forest Service in an article for the Mountain Journal. To read the piece, click here.
--The New York Times has an opinion piece out this week about "the coming Green Wave." This is a reference to those who support public lands and how they're likely to vote in the coming years. To read more, click here.
--Local officials are trying to restrict inexperienced climbers and thrill seekers from climbing Mont Blanc. To read more, click here.
--So apparently the carabiner is a fashion item. Check out this article in Fashonista!
A climber pulls through a steep boulder problem
at Origin Climbing Gym in Nevada.
--Rock and Ice will be distributing a new magazine, Gym Climber, to rock gyms around the country. To read more, click here.
--Alpinist is reporting that a new route was put up in Alaska. "Gus Barber, Lang Van Dommelen and Chris Williams recently established a 2,500-foot first ascent of a Grade IV+ 5.11 on the east face of Caliban (ca. 6,400') in the Arrigetch Peaks in Gates of the Arctic National Park." To read more, click here.