Today is International Mountain Day, a day designated by the United Nations and intended to draw attention to the important roles mountains play to our lives.To celebrate the...
Date: 12/11/2013 | Explore NW
The Mountaineers have a number of interesting events coming up soon. Here's a roundup.First, on Monday, Ed Viesturs will be speaking with Fitz Cahall of the Dirtbag Diaries podcast at the Mountaineers program center in Seattle at 7...
Date: 10/24/2013 | Explore NW
Hear local climber tell her story of expedition to Everest
Date: 10/24/2013 | Life
Photo collection preserves Mountaineers history (gallery)
Date: 10/13/2013 | Explore NW
INDEX -- A rescue helicopter flew a hiker to safety Wednesday after he became stranded on a ledge near Merchant Peak more than five miles east of Index, officials said.
Date: 09/11/2013 | Local News
David and Steve Somers were 4 and 6 when their father disappeared in 1973. Both are fathers now. Unlike their dad, they are not avid mountain climbers.Yet one day this summer, they became climbers. More than that, they faced in a visceral way the magnitude of their childhood...
Date: 09/08/2013 | Local News
I have quite a soft spot for The Mountaineers. I completed their scrambling course this year, and I learned a ton.So, naturally, I'm fascinated by this collection of photos from the...
Date: 09/05/2013 | Explore NW
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK -- Three climbers were injured when they fell into a crevasse on Mount Rainier.
Date: 09/02/2013 | Northwest
PORTLAND, Ore. — A snowboarder traveling through an ice tunnel on Oregon’s Mount Hood with five companions was buried when the tunnel collapsed Saturday, officials said.Rescue crews were debating after nightfall whether to begin digging...
Date: 08/03/2013 | Northwest
PORTLAND, Ore. — The search for missing climber Kinley Adams was derailed Tuesday for the second day in a row by white-out conditions that restricted the visibility needed to find a man on Oregon’s tallest mountain.Adams, a 59-year-old...
Date: 06/25/2013 | Northwest
PORTLAND, Ore. — Bad weather forced volunteer crews to suspend Monday’s search for an Oregon climber missing on Mount Hood.Kinley Adams, a 59-year-old Salem dentist, was reported missing by family Saturday night, roughly six hours after...
Date: 06/24/2013 | Northwest
KATMANDU, Nepal — An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest — although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week.
Date: 05/23/2013 | Nation & World
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Officials say a 59-year-old German mountaineer has died of cardiac arrest while climbing Alaska's Mount McKinley.
Date: 05/21/2013 | Northwest
BELLINGHAM -- A Bellingham man has reached the top of Mount Everest, achieving his quest to climb the highest peaks on seven continents.
Date: 05/21/2013 | Northwest
Darrington's physician is a beloved part of the community
Date: 05/19/2013 | Local News
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A medical examiner said a Tucson climber founded dead, hanging from a southern Arizona cliff in his climbing gear, died from venom from bee stings.Steven Johnson had hundreds of bee stings when found Monday in the Santa Rita Mountains. And the Arizona Daily...
Date: 05/10/2013 | Nation & World
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Nepalese mountaineering officials say they are investing reports of a fight between three foreign climbers and local Sherpa guides on Mount Everest.
Date: 04/28/2013 | Nation & World
Mountaineers scrambling course teaches skills safely
Date: 04/22/2013 | Explore NW
LONDON — George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 89.Mary Lowe said her husband died Wednesday at a nursing home in Ripley,...
Date: 03/21/2013 | Nation & World
BERKELEY, Calif. -- It might be hard to conceive now, in an era of extreme sports and ultra-light equipment, but there was a time when Americans who set out to conquer mountains engaged in a pursuit that was as lonely as it was dangerous.But four men -- Norm Dyhrenfurth, now...
Date: 02/24/2013 | Nation & World
Put one foot in front of the other. For Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Marybeth Dingledy, that old advice for facing adversity isn't nearly enough.She steps it up -- way up.
Date: 01/06/2013 | Local News