Thursday, June 1, 2023

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 6/1/2023


--The News Tribune is reporting that, "a hiker stumbled upon the body of a missing climber on a Washington mountain more than three months after she was swept away in an avalanche with three other people, deputies said. A Chelan County Mountain Rescue volunteer was at the base of Colchuck Peak on Monday, May 29, when he spotted a body, the county sheriff’s office said in a news release." To read more, click here.

--Franklin Falls and Denny Creek along the I-5 corridor will be closed this summer. To read more, click here.

--Several areas in the North Cascades National Park will see regular helicopter visits this summer for repair. To read about it, click here.

--Hurricane Ridge in Olympic Mountain National Park is slated to be closed indefinitely. This is so that investigators can continue to work on understanding why the Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge burned down on May 7th. To read more, click here

Colorado and Utah:

--CBS Colorado is reporting that, "Fire crews rescued a climber after he got stranded in Garden of the Gods. The 20-year-old climber fell on Kindergarten Rock around 9 p.m. Monday." This link includes the rest of the story and video.

--CBS Colorado is also reporting that, "The Alpine Rescue Team rescued an injured backcountry skier on the northwest side of Torrey's Peak on Sunday. At one point the team had to carry the skier in a sled through waist deep snow." To read more, click here.

--A lot of opportunities to volunteer on Access Fund clean-ups in Little Cottonwood Canyon this summer. Check it out.


An areal view of 14-Camp on Denali. The camp is on the flat bench.

--Teams from the American Alpine Institute are slowly making their way up Denali. Learn more about their progress, here.

Notes from All Over:

--The only agency to respond to more rescues than the National Park Service in the United States, is the Coast Guard. To read about it, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Denny Creek and Frankin Falls are along the I-90 corridor, not I-5.


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