Thursday, August 11, 2022

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 7/11/22


--A climber who suffered a tragic fall on Mt. Hood on March 6th has been recovered. To read more, click here.

--So, somebody thinks they got Bigfoot on camera. Check it out, here.

Colorado and Utah:

--The Denver Post is reporting that, "A Denver-area man died in a fall while climbing the Crestone Traverse, and his fellow climber was rescued off of the mountain after the incident. On Wednesday Custer County Search and Rescue responded to the fall, which happened at about 13,000 feet, according to a news release. The climbing pair were off-route when the man fell. The other climber was able to reach him, but she then couldn’t ascend or descend safely from that point. She summoned help using a Garmin inReach, a satellite network device, and then further communicated with responders by using a cell phone." To read more, click here.

--A climber was hit by rockfall while hiking into a crag in Little Cottonwood Canyon this week. From KSL TV: "A South Jordan family is hoping for a miracle after their daughter was injured while hiking. Jessie Liddiard, 25, was hit by a falling rock at Hellgate Cliffs Friday. Her mother, Tricia, said her adventurous daughter always took precautions and wore a helmet at the time of the incident." To read more, click here. A Go-Fund-Me has been set up for this climber.

--SnowBrains is reporting that, "a new grassroots effort has emerged out of the Colorado High Country to turn the area of Keystone into an official town. The petition signing started this week and is now underway. The first person to sign? 96-year-old Bill Bergman, Keystone’s forefather and original co-founder." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--As anthropogenic climate change creates chaos in the mountains and on the glaciers of Europe, a French mayor has begun to charge climbers on Mont Blanc a "funeral deposit." To read more, click here.

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