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San Diego man found dead in Joshua Tree National Park

Jan. 19, 2022 15:48 PM EST

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego man was found dead in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Wednesday. The body was found Monday morning at the base of Sentinel Wall, a short distance from the Hidden Valley Nature Trail, the National Park Service said. ...

Inmates who rappelled out of Arkansas jail back in custody

Dec. 28, 2021 08:52 AM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities said they're investigating the Christmas Eve escape of two inmates who used a water hose to rappel down the side of a western Arkansas jail. Jeremiah Slavens, 39, of Fort Smith, and Dustin Smith, 36, of Muldrow, Okla., escaped Friday from the...

Sherpa brothers set out for grand slam of mountaineering

Dec. 13, 2021 07:05 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two brothers who are among Nepal's most famous Sherpa guides set out on Monday to scale the highest peaks on each of the world's seven continents, in a sweeping global trek that will take them across both the North and South Poles. Mingma Sherpa and Chhang...

Will Smith puts his fears to the test in TV nature series

Dec. 08, 2021 13:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith rappelled into a live volcano and kayaked down an Icelandic whitewater river for his latest project. But he wasn’t making an action movie. It was personal. Smith, a Hollywood leading man who admits that he’s far from outdoorsy, has put himself in...

Federal plan to gate scenic area near Vegas draws critics

Dec. 05, 2021 13:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts in Nevada fear a federal proposal intended to improve Calico Basin will have the opposite effect and hamper access to the popular and free recreation area in the mountains just west of Las Vegas. The Bureau of Land Management is...

Sport climbing gets a boost with Olympic debut

Dec. 03, 2021 18:01 PM EST

Sport climbing's popularity has risen in recent years as more climbers have turned out to scale walls indoors and out. The sport, like nearly everything else, lost its footing a bit during the pandemic but most indicators show it's well on its way to returning to peak...

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...