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Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 6/20/13

Posted Jun 19 2013 5:24pm
Notes From All Over:  

--The folks at Black Diamond quality control have done a read-worthy investigation of the effects of household chemicals on climbing equipment.

-- Arunima Sinha recently became the first female amputee to climb Everest, and is now working to set up a sports academy for poor and disabled youth.

--British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey made the first free ascent of Birthright, a rarely-in line on the Grands Charmox, Mont Blanc massif first climbed by Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 1993.


--The Bellingham Public Library is hosting Isabel Suppé, high altitude climber, cyclist, survivor and author for a talk on Saturday, July 6 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Desert SW:

-- The NPS has released its Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan for Arches National Park which will be available for review and comment until July 9th.
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