Thursday, May 4, 2023

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 5/4/2023


--The Bellingham Herald is reporting that, "An injured climber was rescued over the weekend from the bottom of a cliff on Mount Erie. The Anacortes Fire Department first responded Saturday afternoon before requesting additional assistance in securing and transporting the climber to a medical facility due to the nature of the injury and the surrounding terrain." To read more, click here.

--Mt. Rainier National Park is exploring the possibility of a timed entry system similar to those used at Arches and Rocky Mountain National Parks. To read more, click here.

--From the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest: "The Darrington District of the Mt.-Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is preparing recreation sites for maintenance and construction by closing the trailheads, parking lots and trails in some areas along and near the Mountain Loop Highway. They will also be closing portions of roads in the area." To see the closures, click here.

--SGB Media is reporting that, "Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC) filed suit against two former executives in Oregon District Court for alleged theft of trade secrets. The two former employees resigned on the same day and joined Huk Gear, the fishing apparel brand owned by Marolina Outdoor, Inc." To read more, click here.

Desert Southwest:

--Gripped is reporting that, "a 20-year-old woman was rescued over the weekend after her leg got stuck while climbing in Pinnacle Peak Park, Arizona. She told the rescuers that she was 'free climbing by herself when her leg got twisted between two large boulders.'" To read more, click here.

--KSNV is reporting that, "an upcoming cycling event will lead to closures on parts of Red Rock Canyon Drive and Blue Diamond Road for several hours this Sunday, according to transportation officials." To read more, click here.

Colorado and Utah:

Notes from All Over:

--Fox News is reporting that, "a climber died and another was stranded over the weekend in a Texas national park where rock climbing is banned. Guadalupe Mountains National Park was notified on Saturday that a member of a climbing party had fallen off an edge and appeared to be unresponsive." To read more, click here.

--Gripped is reporting that, "thirty years after it was released, a sequel to the much-loved Hollywood movie Cliffhanger will go into production. And just like the 1993 film, Sylvester Stallone will be one of the characters. It will be directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Mark Bianculli." To read more, click here. To see the trailer from the original film, click below:

--Alaska's News Source is reporting that, "Alaska’s hardiest mountain climbers can thank Army Alaska for helping them reach the nation’s highest peak. On Monday, a U.S. Army team known as Bravo Company 1-52 — or simply the 'Sugar Bears' — flew out two Chinook helicopters to the Kahiltna Glacier in the heart of Denali National Park to drop supplies for climbers at the Denali base camp." To read more, click here.

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