A climbing accident at North Cascades has claimed the life of internationally renowned climber Craig Luebben.
The hiker killed in a fall from Half Dome on Saturday afternoon was a 40-year man from of San Ramon, California.
Dangerous weather conditions apparently played a role in the death of a male hiker who fell from Half Dome Saturday afternoon.
When a climber died on the Mount McKinley summit on July 4th, his companions buried his body in one of the least accessible places on the North American continent. It will probably stay there until at least next year, and might be left there for good.
Two fiercely competitive speed-climbers have regained the Nose Route record the Huber brothers wrested from them on El Capitan last October. The new record for the Nose, a big-wall climb that normally takes three or more days to complete, is two hours, 43 minutes, and 33 seconds. While admirers rave, critics grumble.