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Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 9/12/13

Posted Sep 12 2013 9:00am

--An 82-year-old man spent Sunday night on Oregon's South Sister before being rescued Monday by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel Monday. To read more, click here .

--A 60-year-old woman who was attacked by a cougar on a remote island off the west coast of Vancouver Island is recovering in hospital, after her partner fought off the animal with a spear. To see a video about the attack, click below. To read more, click here .


--The hypothetical illicit marijuana growers have been cleared as blame for the Yosemite Rim Fire shifts to a lone hunter. The U.S. Forest Service announced last week that the unnamed individual somehow .let a fire get so out of control that it became the fourth-biggest wildfire in California’s history. To read more, click here .

--Steve Wampler recently became the first individual to climb El Cap with Cerebral Palsy. A film team followed his ascent. To see a trailer for the film Wampler's Ascent, click below. To go to the website to watch the film, click here .

Desert Southwest:

--A woman slipped and fell to her death while canyoneering in Zion National Park last Thursday, according to the National Park Service. Cheri Hass, 47, of Ohio was hiking to the popular left fork of North Creek, commonly known as the “Subway," when she missed a turn and fell. To read more, click here .

--The first same sex wedding took place in Joshua Tree National Park this week. Diana and Leslie Follette tied the knot in a ceremony on Saturday at Key's View. This was the first event permit in Joshua Tree issued for a same sex wedding. To read more, click here .


--The city of Boulder has always been an outdoor hub. They certainly do their best to attract and keep businesses the develop ski equipment. To read more, click here .

Notes from All Over:

--A Colorado man died after falling nearly 100-feet off a cliff at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Friday evening. Edward Tom, 40, of Boulder, Colorado, was looking for a backcountry campsite after a storm with gusty winds, heavy rain and hail moved through the Petzoldt Caves area when he fell off the cliff. To read more, click here .

--The NPS continues to try to develop plans for outreach to minorities. To read about it, click here .

--An Appalachian climber has uncovered dozens of ancient native artifacts which can be dated between 6000 BC and 300 AD. To read more, click here .

--So, this is weird. It looks like Bigfoot moved to Nebraska...

--A pair of Polish big-wall climbers recently completed a new route on the northwest side of Great Trango Tower, which is one of the largest walls in the world. To read more, click here .

--Maximo Kausch has climbed more 6000-meter Andean peaks than anybody, anywhere, ever. The achievement comes as part of a year-long quest to conquer all 117 6000-meter plus peaks in South America, a feat that has never been achieved. To read more, click here .
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