mountaineering http://kuow.org en Names And Details Emerge About Mount Rainier Accident Victims http://kuow.org/post/names-and-details-emerge-about-mount-rainier-accident-victims <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060214AJ_RainierUpdate_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Alpine Ascents International Monday <a href="http://www.alpineascents.com/rainier-update.asp">released the name of the second company guide</a> who was killed in this weekend’s climbing tragedy on Mount Rainier. His name was <a href="http://www.alpineascents.com/green.asp">Eitan Green</a>, a Colby College graduate from the Boston area. He was based in Seattle and had guided for Alpine Ascents since 2009.<p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:54:30 +0000 Austin Jenkins 35722 at http://kuow.org Names And Details Emerge About Mount Rainier Accident Victims After Tragedy On Everest, A Question Of How To Help Sherpas http://kuow.org/post/after-tragedy-everest-question-how-help-sherpas <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with Sherpa senior guide&nbsp;<a href="http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/climbing/mountaineering/The-Savior-Lakpa-Rita.html">Lakpa Rita Sherpa</a> about the avalanche that killed five of his men on Mount Everest last Friday. Lakpa is also the leader of an expedition from <a href="http://www.alpineascents.com/">Alpine Ascents International</a>.</p><p>Sillman also talks with <a href="http://climbjourneylive.com/about.html">David Morton</a>, a mountaineer who has started the <a href="http://www.thejuniperfund.org/">Juniper Fund</a>&nbsp;to help Sherpas who are injured or killed on the job.</p><p>The deadly avalanche on April 18 killed 16 men. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:06:58 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Posey Gruener 33350 at http://kuow.org After Tragedy On Everest, A Question Of How To Help Sherpas Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again http://kuow.org/post/injured-sherpa-explains-why-hell-never-climb-mount-everest-again Monitors flash Kaji Sherpa's vital signs as he recovers in the ICU of Katmandu's Norvic International hospital. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:41:20 +0000 Julie McCarthy 33236 at http://kuow.org Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again Seattle Mountaineering Company Shaken By Deaths On Everest http://kuow.org/post/seattle-mountaineering-company-shaken-deaths-everest <p></p><p>Last Friday’s avalanche on Mount Everest was especially devastating for one Seattle-based mountaineering company.</p><p>Of the 16 Sherpa guides killed, five of them were employees of Alpine Ascents International. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:39:22 +0000 Deborah Wang 33064 at http://kuow.org Seattle Mountaineering Company Shaken By Deaths On Everest National Geographic's Explorer Of The Year: Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner http://kuow.org/post/national-geographics-explorer-year-mountaineer-gerlinde-kaltenbrunner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mountaineer </span><a href="http://www.gerlinde-kaltenbrunner.at/en/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-plus meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. This accomplishment came with a price. Her 2010 attempt to summit K2 — her last peak — ended when her good friend and partner slipped and fell to his death. A year later, she tried again and was rewarded with a view like she’d never imagined. She said, “I had the feeling that I was one with the universe." We’ll talk with National Geographic's 2012 explorer of the year.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 9851 at http://kuow.org National Geographic's Explorer Of The Year: Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner