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.
-- 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.