Latest Climbing News

Little time, but 'mountain to climb' at UN climate talks

Nov. 10, 2021 01:55 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The United Nations climate summit in Glasgow has made “some serious toddler steps” toward cutting emissions but far from the giant leaps needed to limit global warming to internationally accepted goals, two new analyses and top officials said Tuesday. ...

Remains found thought to be German hiker missing since 1983

Nov. 04, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Skeletal remains found in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park are believed to be those of a 27-year-old man from West Germany who disappeared during a multi-day mountaineering trip nearly 40 years ago, park officials said Thursday. ...

Born to climb: Low-key climber tops Glacier's imposing peaks

Oct. 31, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A trident of snow-marbled summits straddles the low-slung stretch of the Continental Divide at Marias Pass, commanding the attention of rubbernecking motorists skirting the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. For Jason Robertson, the...

$650M plan would give Los Angeles Zoo flashy transformation

Oct. 20, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $650 million plan would give the Los Angeles Zoo a theme park-style transformation over the next 20 years. The city-owned zoo in the city's Griffith Park area would get exhibit upgrades and new attractions such as a 60-foot-deep (18-meter-deep)...

US park: Rocks tossed down cliffs can kill hikers, climbers

Oct. 17, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A national park in West Virginia is telling visitors they need to stop throwing rocks down cliffs, saying it could kill climbers and hikers below. A Facebook post by the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve says a rock climber recently...

All-Black Everest team aims to diversify outdoors industry

Sep. 26, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Phil Henderson sees the outdoor industry like a cruise ship. It’s taken a long time for the largely white industry to embrace people of color. But the ship has turned. Almost every corner of the industry is focused on building a diverse population of...

2 American men die while rock climbing on Spanish island

Sep. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two Americans have died while climbing rocks along the shoreline on the Spanish island of Majorca, local media reported. Spanish emergency services recovered the bodies of the men aged 25 and 35 on Tuesday afternoon, Spanish private news agency Europa...

3 sisters from Racine climb one of world's highest mountains

Sep. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Elizabeth DeKraay Dunlap never wants to see an energy drink or energy bar again. “They’re just disgusting,” she said. Elizabeth, along with her two sisters, Carolyn DeKraay Dickens and Sarah DeKraay, had to drink an...

Connecticut firefighter dies from rock climbing fall in NY

Sep. 08, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter fell to his death while rock climbing in New York on Monday, New York State police said. Stephen M. Buda III, 56, nearly reached the 200-foot (60-meter) mark of his climb at the Trapps Trailhead of the Mohonk Mountain...

British man rescued after being lost 3 days in Thai jungle

Sep. 03, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A 72-year-old British man was found safe three days after disappearing in a thick jungle in northeastern Thailand while going to visit friends on a motorbike. A local hunter came across Barry Leonard Weller on Friday in a remote forest in Khon Kaen...