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Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 7/12/2012

Posted Jul 12 2012 9:00am

--A man was killed glissading last week when he broke through a snow crust and dropped into a creek on Mount Rainier. To read more, click here . Glissading is one of the most dangerous things mountaineers due. To learn some of the rules about glissading, click here .

--In an amazing story, a hiker stranded with a broken leg in California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest acted as a doctor first and a patient second, when the paramedic trying to help him was struck in the head by a helicopter blade. To read more, click here .

--Former North Cascades National Park Superintendant Keith Miller died recently in Bar Harbor Maine. Miller was 87. To read more, click here . sometimes feels like it's the most interested in the history of climbing out of all the forums out there. With that in mind, one of the poster's recently placed some photocopies of a 1965 Leavenworth guidebook online. To see the book, click here .

--Somebody stole a tent from some climbers in Tieton. To read more, click here .

--A 55-year old Seattle doctor has been found uninjured after being lost on Mount Adams for three days. To read more, click here.

--AAI Guide and Operations Manager was recently interviewed by Outdoors Northwest about why people climb.  To read the article, click here .

AAI Guide Liz Daley in Washington Pass

--AAI Guide Liz Daley and pro snowboarder was interviewed by Epic TV. To see the interview, click here .

--And finally, AAI Guide Alasdair Turner was interviewed by the Today show on Denali.  However, it appears that the link to the clip is no longer working on the MSNBC site.


--Freelance writer and contributor to Alpinist magazine and the Wall Street Journal died last week while   doing a solo climb along the Sawtooth Ridge. To read more, click here .

--In a strange battle, it appears the historic preservationists and environmentalists are on the opposite sides of a controversy about removing historic bridges from Yosemite Valley. To read more, click here .

Desert Southwest:

--A climber sustained serious injuries in Zion last week. It appears that an inexperienced team of two intended to climb Moonlight Buttress , but got on the wrong tower. The leader sustained a 40-foot fall and multiple injuries. To read more, click here .

A Climber on Epinephrine Photo by Rich Draves
--On July 3rd a party of two became stranded on Epinephrine and the Las Vegas Metro Police SAR unit was dispatched. To read about the rescue, click here .

--The BLM has announced that it will use two herbicides in order to reduce the amount of fuel available and to create firebreaks in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. To read more, click here .

--A magnitude 3.2 earthquake rumbled through Joshua Tree National Park on Sunday. To read more, click here .


--The body of a Canadian climber has been recovered after he fell to his death after a rain and hail storm on Windom Peak. To read more, click here .

Notes from All Over:

--The last surviving member of the 1953 Mt. Everest expedition passed away this week. Mike Westmacott was 86. To read more, click here .

--A man from Olympia, Washington was rescued from the Middle Teton this week after becoming stranded during a solo climb. To read more, click here .
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