WA daredevils set record for state’s highest slackline walk at Stirling Range National Park

WA daredevils set record for state’s highest slackline walk at Stirling Range National Park

Walking a wire suspended between two cliffs nearly one kilometre above sea level, a group of West Australian daredevils have set a record for the state’s highest slackline walk.       Key points: WA’s Stirling Range National Park is home to some of WA’s highest peaks, including Bluff Knoll at 1099m The 127m-line was suspended between … Read more

Hilaree Nelson’s body found after US ski mountaineer dies during Nepal expedition

Hilaree Nelson’s body found after US ski mountaineer dies during Nepal expedition

CNN  —  The body of Hilaree Nelson was found Wednesday and taken to a forensic laboratory in Kathmandu for an autopsy after the renowned US ski mountaineer died during an expedition in Nepal, according to Sachindra Kumar Yadav, an official with the tourism department. The 49-year-old American, who has enjoyed a famed career spanning over … Read more

Hilaree Nelson: US ski mountaineer missing below summit of Nepali ​​mountain

Hilaree Nelson: US ski mountaineer missing below summit of Nepali ​​mountain

CNN  —  Pioneering ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson has gone missing during an expedition in Nepal, according to one of her sponsors. The 49-year-old American, who has enjoyed a famed career spanning over two decades, reportedly disappeared below the summit of Nepal’s ​Mount Manaslu – the world’s eighth-highest mountain. “We are in touch with Hilaree’s family … Read more

Six die climbing Russian volcano as icy winds delay rescue

Six die climbing Russian volcano as icy winds delay rescue

KAMCHATKA, Russia — Six people have died climbing the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Russia’s far east and six more are believed to be stranded on Sunday after freezing winds halted a rescue attempt. The party of twelve, which includes two guides, set off to climb the 15,597 foot volcano on Tuesday but ran into trouble … Read more

How hiking helped Chelle transform from being a ‘functioning alcoholic’ and climb out of addiction

How hiking helped Chelle transform from being a ‘functioning alcoholic’ and climb out of addiction

An Albany woman has plumbed the lowest depths and climbed high peaks in a battle with the bottle. Key points: Chelle Fisher battled alcohol and drug addiction from her teens She has climbed eight mountains in eight days to raise awareness and money for a WA family violence centre Ms Fisher says hiking has helped … Read more