mountain climbing http://kplu.org en Blind Mountain Climber From Seattle Area Sets Out To Summit Denali http://kplu.org/post/blind-mountain-climber-seattle-area-sets-out-summit-denali <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The big day has arrived for Bruce </span>Stobie, the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">blind mountain climber <a href="http://www.quirksee.org/2014/05/09/blind-seattle-marathoner-to-attempt-summiting-north-americas-tallest-peak/">featured in a KPLU story last month</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stobie flew to the base camp of Denali Thursday morning to begin his expedition. The Maple Valley man i</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s aiming to become the fourth blind person to climb North America’s tallest mountain.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:49:52 +0000 Ashley Gross 17127 at http://kplu.org Blind Mountain Climber From Seattle Area Sets Out To Summit Denali Climber's body found on Mount Baker http://kplu.org/post/climbers-body-found-mount-baker <p>Searchers have found the body of a missing Colorado climber on Mount Baker. Bellingham and Skagit mountain rescue teams spotted the body Sunday in a hole that develops in the snow just west of the ridge.</p><p>The Whatcom County sheriff&#39;s office says 34-year-old Sheryl Costello, of Golden, Colo., had reached the summit of the 10,781-foot mountain on Saturday with her boyfriend. They were on their way down when he lost sight of her near Heliotrope Ridge.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:47:08 +0000 The Associated Press 2016 at http://kplu.org Fee hike for climbing Mt. Rainier http://kplu.org/post/fee-hike-climbing-mt-rainier <p>The priceless experience of climbing Mt. Rainier will cost you an extra $13 this year. <a href="http://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm">Rainier National Park </a>officials are now charging $43 for a <a href="http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/climbing.htm#CP_JUMP_149861">climbing pass</a>&nbsp;for adults over the age of 25. Climbers 24 and younger get a $30 youth rate. The new rates are effective immediately. Passes are good for one year.</p><p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:18:05 +0000 Dave Meyer 1006 at http://kplu.org Fee hike for climbing Mt. Rainier