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Chris Kopczynski holding his newly published book.

Local Climbing Legend Chris Kopczynski Publishes New Book

Review of Spokane mountain climber Chris Kopczynski’s memoir “Into the Thin Hair,” that includes stories about his global climbing adventures during the 1970s-90s, which includes the Seven Summits (highest point on every continent) and several Himalayan peaks.

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Climbing Permit Changes for Mount St Helens

Castle Rock, Wash. Outdoor recreation areas around the Pacific Northwest have been extremely crowded during the pandemic. Last summer, the Forest Service and county sheriff’s …

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A man rock-climbing.

Loving Leavenworth

A hike to the popular Icicle Ridge viewpoint exposes the quirky brilliance of Leavenworth. To the south, the Stuart Range with its alpine lakes and …

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Access Fund Purchases New Climbing Areas

Leavenworth, Wash.  The Access Fund is pleased to announce that they have acquired Alphabet Rock and Icehouse Boulders in Icicle Canyon outside Leavenworth. This conservation …

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New Climbing Gym Coming to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

North Idaho climbers will have new indoor walls to scale before year’s end if all goes as planned with the October 2020 target date for …

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Climbing Film to Highlight Spokane Scene

The buzz is real, and Northwest climbers are already humming about the upcoming 2020 film “The Freed,” directed by Mike Beegle. The teaser trailer launched …

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Portrait of Jess Roskelley

JessFest (Sept 28)

A Deep Creek Trailhead + Jess Roskelley Memorial Fundraiser This fundraising event will help develop the Deep Creek trailhead and honor the late Jess Roskelley …

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Deep Creek Canyon to Get a Much-Needed Latrine

Riverside State Park, Spokane, Wash.—The Bower Climbing Coalition (BCC) is on track to fund a permanent bathroom facility to be installed at the Deep Creek …

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Leavenworth Climbing: Off the Beaten Path

Full of Bavarian charm, beer, and brats, Leavenworth is a dream. Nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Central Washington in the Wenatchee River Valley, many …

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Portrait of Jess Roskelley

Spokane Community Mourns Loss of Climber Jess Roskelley

World-famous Spokane climber Jess Roskelley died in an avalanche on April 16, 2019, along with Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer. The trio was …

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