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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...

Climber missing near Wyoming's highest mountain found dead

Aug. 17, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — A climber missing in the area of Wyoming's highest mountain has been found dead. Thor Hallingbye, 41, of Cheyenne, was reported missing Sunday after apparently getting separated from his group near Gannett Peak on Saturday, according Sublette...

A 'sense of achievement' for young Pakistani who summited K2

Aug. 01, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A young mountaineer who last week scaled the second-highest mountain on earth, said Sunday he felt a “sense of achievement” as he stood atop the K2 summit and hoisted the Pakistani flag. Shehroz Kashif, 19, who hails from the eastern city of...

Park Service adds public land to City of Rocks reserve

Jul. 31, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Park Service has added some additional public land to a national reserve site in Idaho known for its rock climbing opportunities. The agency added 22 acres of public land to the City of Rocks National Reserve south of Burley, thanks to...

Golden eagle populations struggling in Utah and the West

Jul. 31, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SNOWVILLE, Utah (AP) — Dustin Maloney is in sagebrush country in remote northern Utah west of Snowville on a grueling hiking trip full of dust and heat and sweat. He’s got one eye looking for snakes and the other on the ground so he doesn’t lose his step and take a perilous fall. ...

Vermont hikers can return to trails near falcon nests Aug. 1

Jul. 27, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Hikers and rock climbers can return to Vermont trails and cliffs Aug. 1 because the peregrine falcon nesting season is over, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife said. Biologists and volunteers monitored peregrine pairs that occupied at...

Child hit, critically hurt by rock at climbing spot

Jul. 12, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

INDEX, Wash. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy was hit by a rock at a popular climbing spot northeast of Seattle and is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center, authorities said. The Daily Herald reports just after 5 p.m. Sunday a climber at a lower part of the Index...