Climbing

February 24, 2019 - 8:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Free Solo" climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning best documentary feature. The film about rock climber Alex Honnold's quest to achieve a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017 was honored on Sunday night. Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi were challenged...
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December 26, 2018 - 12:47 pm
GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a 41-year-old Maryland man has died from a fall while rock climbing on the Shawangunk Ridge. Troopers say Timothy Wibisono, of Baltimore, fell 50 to 100 feet while climbing Sunday without a safety rope. The accident happened in the Trapps cliffs area...
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November 05, 2018 - 9:16 am
LONDON (AP) — A British fisherman had to be rescued from a cliff face after fleeing an aggressive colony of more than 50 gray seals and their young pups, the coast guard said Monday. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the fisherman was walking on a beach Friday near Green Stane cliff in...
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Officials unload the bodies after a helicopter carrying bodies of those killed in Gurja Himal mountain arrives at the Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Rescuers retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides from Gurja Himal mountain, where they were killed when their base camp was swept by a strong storm. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
October 14, 2018 - 10:35 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The nine climbers who died during a storm on a Nepal mountain included the first South Korean to summit all 14 Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen. Seoul's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that Kim Chang-ho was among the dead but has not...
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In this June 3, 2018 photo provided by Corey Rich, Alex Honnold, right, and Tommy Caldwell pose for a portrait at the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, June 6, 2018, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. (Corey Rich/Reel Rock /Novus Select via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 3:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the climbers who set a speed record on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Celebrated rock climber Alex Honnold says he didn't think he and his partner were on a record-shattering time to conquer Yosemite's El Capitan until he neared...
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In this June 3, 2018 photo provided by Corey Rich, Alex Honnold, top and Tommy Caldwell climb The Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, June 6, 2018, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. (Corey Rich/Reel Rock/Novus Select via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 3:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell scaled El Capitan's...
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June 06, 2018 - 2:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the climbers who set a speed record on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Celebrated rock climber Alex Honnold says he didn't think he and his partner were on a record-shattering time to conquer Yosemite's El Capitan until he neared...
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June 06, 2018 - 1:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell scaled El Capitan's...
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Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, waves as he arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Rita, scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday morning May 16 for the 22nd time, setting the record for most climbs of the world's highest mountain, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 20, 2018 - 8:52 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he's already planning his next trip. After flying back to Kathmandu by helicopter, Kami Rita, 48, said he's not ready to retire and plans to...
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In this March 26, 2018 photo, Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, poses for a photograph at his rented apartment in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rita, who is one of just three people to scale Mount Everest 21 times, is about to attempt a record-breaking 22nd summit. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
April 11, 2018 - 9:52 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-year-old Kami Rita says he'll be summiting Everest for years to come. "My goal is to reach...
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