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Climbers rescued after falling 700 feet on Mount Hood, authorities say – OregonLive

Two climbers were rescued on Mount Hood after falling several hundred feet Sunday, authorities say. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said Michelle Malik, a 33-year-old Forest Grove resident, was brought down the mountain and taken to a hospital. Her husband, 30-year-old Travis Malik, made it down the mountain under his own power. Neither suffered life-threatening […]

Spirit Express climbing quickdraw – Planetmountain

Spirit Express climbing quickdraw The SPIRIT EXPRESS quickdraw offers better clipping for sport climbing. Weighing less than 100 g, it is versatile and moves easily from the crag to long sport routes. It has a straight-gate SPIRIT carabiner on top and a bent-gate version on bottom. The top carabiner, equipped with the Keylock system and […]

‘The next level’: High Altitude Fitness breaks ground on Truckee climbing gym – Tahoe Daily Tribune

Jason Burd, High Altitude Fitness’s owner, said he is particularly excited about the facility’s size — 26,000 square feet — because he hopes the gym functions similar to a community center.Submitted illustration High Altitude Fitness broke ground this week on a climbing gym and comprehensive exercise facility on Donner Pass Road, across from Truckee High […]

90-year-old Scottish woman climbs stairs for charity – CBS News

90-year-old Scottish woman climbs stairs for charity – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live In Scotland, an elderly woman set out to raise money for charity during the COVID-19 lockdown. And she did it by climbing a mountain, one stair at a time. Roxana Saberi shares her story. View CBS News In

Margaret Payne completes Suilven stair climb challenge – BBC News

A 90-year-old woman has completed a two-month-long fundraising challenge. Margaret Payne has climbed the equivalent of Highland mountain Suilven – 731m (2,398ft) – with trips upstairs at her Sutherland home. Her challenge started on 12 April and took almost 300 trips to complete. She has raised more than £347,000 for the NHS, Highland Hospice and […]

Solo Seniors at Higher Risk in Hiking and Mountain-Climbing Incidents – Nippon.com

Japan Data Society Environment Disaster Travel Jun 29, 2020 There was a slight drop in the number of mountain-climbing incidents in 2019, but the statistics showed that solo climbers are at greater risk. According to a National Police Agency survey, there were 2,531 mountain-related incidents involving 2,937 people in 2019 in Japan. This is high, […]

Woman, 90, raising money by climbing stairs passes halfway point of ‘mountain’ challenge – Evening Standard

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A 90-year-old woman raising money for health and emergency services by climbing the height of a mountain on her stairs has said she is looking forward to a “good rest at the summit”. Margaret Payne, from Ardvar, Sutherland in […]

ISU debate student Jett Smith claims victory at Climb the Mountain Online Tournament – Idaho State University

POCATELLO – Idaho State University student Jett Smith took home first place in the varsity open final round of the Climb the Mountain Online National Championship Tournament. Smith, a junior majoring in communications, won the open final round on a 3-0 ballot, edging out the University of Idaho. Smith argued the affirmative on the topic: […]

Japan mountain groups ask climbers to stay away amid virus threat – Kyodo News Plus

Four associations in Japan involved in mountain activities have released a joint statement asking people to refrain from climbing until the threat of the coronavirus subsides. The Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association, Japan Workers’ Alpine Federation, Japanese Alpine Club and Japan Mountain Guides Association issued the appeal to climbers in a statement dated April […]

Climbing the Revenue Mountain: Google, Facebook and the Publishers’ Right – International Policy Digest

They are rather good at raking in the cash; rather poor at sharing it. Google and Facebook have radiated, strafed, and shriveled hundreds of news outlets across the globe with their information sharing platforms while celebrating choice, advertising revenue, and traffic. The idea of whether such content is news is irrelevant: what is shared, be […]