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Climbing and Outdoor News From Here and Abroad -- 7/26/12

Posted Jul 26 2012 12:11pm
Northwest:

--A 46 year-old climber was rescued by Oregon National Guard on Tuesday after sustaining a 200-foot fall on the North Sister. To read more, click here .

--Chip Jenkins, who has been serving as superintendant at North Cascades National Park, has been named deputy regional director for resource stewardship and planning for the National Park Service in the Pacific West Region. Jenkins will be responsible for leading park operations in 17 parks in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. To read more, click here .

-- Here's an interesting piece of the fire history of Mount Rainier National Park.

Sierra:

--Elected officials, business representatives and concerned citizens have all been meeting over the future of June Mountain Ski Area. The collective goal is to reopen the area next winter. To read more, click here .

--Forest service personnel have been scouting the Sierra from fixed wing aircraft to determine where fires from the recent thunderstorm activity might be. To read more, click here .

--Bears are extremely active in the eastern Sierra right now.  The wildlife biologist who oversees the bear situation in Mammoth reported that he had 25 calls about bears in one day. To read more, click here .


Desert Southwest:

--A 43-year-old Flagstaff man was injured in a fall at the Overlook, a climbing area between Flagstaff and Sedona. It appears that the man was climbing by himself when he sustained a 40-foot fall. To read more, click here.

--Zion National Park will begin a project to stabilize two historic log cabins in the park's wilderness this week. The cabins were built in 1929 and 1930. To read more, click here .

Colorado:

--A solo climber was killed after a fall on Maroon Bells, a peak in Pitkin County. To read more, click here .

Himalaya:


--Kyle Dempster, Hayden Kennedy, and Urban Novak recently completed the first ascent of a new line on K7 (22,752'). To read the initial report on this trip, click here  and here .

--The Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parabat (26,660') was climbed this month by Sandy and Rick Allan with Lhakpa Rangdu and Lakpa Zarok. The Mazeno Ridge is the longest ridge line on any 8000-meter peak. To read more, click here .

Notes from All Over:


--A climber was killed while descending from Wyoming's Middle Teton (12,800') on Sunday. It appears that the climber fell after spending some time resting. To read more, click here.


--A 27 year-old woman was killed in a rock climbing fall at California's Suicide Rock this week. It was reported that Karen Gose was providing a rock climbing demonstration when she suffered a 30-40 foot fall. To read more,  click here .
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