Lee Tegner – Co-Founder of Tacoma Mountain Rescue

Lee Tegner who was co founder of the Tacoma Mountain Rescue in 1958 has passed. His credits include helping build the Camp Schurman cabin on Mount Rainier in the 1960s and helping erect Spire Rock in Spanaway in 1974.


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Mount Magazine Dinner Theater Manager Dixon Bowles Passes

Dixon Bowles whose colorful life included managing the dinner theater on Mount Magazine before the original lodge was destroyed by fire has passed.


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Former Rainier Climbing Ranger Joe Puryear Dies on Tibet Mountain

Joe Puryear, a former climbing ranger at Mount Rainier from 1996 to 2000, was killed on 24,170-foot Labuche Kang in Tibet on October 26, 2010. He had been climbing with David Gottlieb, the current lead ranger at Rainier. They had been blogging on climbtibet.blogspot.com. The peak had only been climbed once before (in 1987).


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Obituaries: Amos R. Little, did 24th documented ascent of Granite Peak

Amos R. Little, who did the 24th documented ascent of Granite Peak (in 1958), died on June 22 at age of 91.

In 1944 he parachuted onto the 11,000 foot level of Crown Peak in Colorado to rescue victims of a B-17 crash.

He was the first doctor on the scene to identify 11 smokejumpers who perished in the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire. He was manager of the 1960 U.S. Alpine Ski Team and refereed two Winter Olympics: Innsbruck in 1964, and Grenoble in 1968.

In 1965 he was enshrined into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame.


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Obituary: Ed Ketchedge, founder of Adirondacks Summit Stewarts

Ed Ketchledge whose work led to the founding of the Adirondack Summit Steward program died at age 85.He taught at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse from 1955 to 1985.


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Obituary: John Simac Founder of Tacoma Mountain Rescue

John Simac one of the founders of the Tacoma Mountain Rescue in 1958 died on May 2 at age 93.


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Talkeetna-base camp pilot Cliff Hudson has died.

Alaska Dispatch reports Talkeetna-base camp pilot Cliff Hudson has died.


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We Mourn Black Mountain Activist Hazel King

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports on the passing of Hazel King, an activisit who helped prevent the mountaintop removal of Black Mountain in 1999.
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Richard Kohnstamm Who Transformed Mount Hood Dies at 90

Mount Hood hero Richard Kohnstamm died at 90.
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February 2, 2006 Linkage


State Highpoint News

Mt. Hood snowpack 122 percent of average

05:34 PM PST on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
More than three times the amount of snow has fallen this year atop Mount Hood than last year, reaping benefits for Oregon ski areas, resorts and snow tire installers. That’s 122 percent of average snowfall for this time of year. Statewide, the snowfall numbers are even higher, at 130 percent of average. “We had some really nice snowfall for the month of January,” said Jon Lea, a hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. “Last year was pretty skimpy. This is a whole lot different than it was last year.”
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