Recreational Sports

Solo climber is 1st up mighty California rock without ropes

Jun 5, 2017

An elite rock climber has become the first to climb alone to the top of the massive granite wall known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes or safety gear

System aims to recreate challenging mountain climbs in gym

Jun 5, 2017

Researchers have come up with a system that recreates difficult stretch of a mountain climb so they can be practiced at an indoor climbing gym

Official: Man climbs into Central Park Zoo aviary

Jun 5, 2017

Officials say an emotionally disturbed man climbed into an aviary at New York City's Central Park Zoo and stayed there for about four hours before he was removed by police

Yellowstone Park says its winning against non-native fish

Jun 5, 2017

Researchers trying to preserve native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park say they are on track to eliminate non-native predator fish from Yellowstone Lake in about a decade

The Latest: Climber: Scaling El Capitan is about mental prep

Jun 4, 2017

An elite rock climber says the biggest hurdle to scaling Yosemite National Park's El Capitan without safety gear was mentally preparing for it

Surfing world icon Jack O'Neill who pioneered wetsuit dies

Jun 3, 2017

Jack O'Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon that pioneered the wetsuit, has died

Gun-owners fear regulation from unlikely place: Hearing aids

Jun 1, 2017

A gun rights group is organizing opposition to a proposal designed to make hearing aids more affordable because it believes the measure would change the way certain hunting products are regulated

Risky retrieval of Everest bodies raises climbers' concern

May 31, 2017

A high-risk expedition to retrieve bodies from Mount Everest has led some to question if the risk is acceptable

Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Everest conquest

May 29, 2017

Nepal's mountaineering community is celebrating the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago, as well as this year's climbing season during which hundreds scaled the world's highest peak

With bears on the rise, states hope to limit human conflicts

May 28, 2017

A year after a spring and summer marked by a high number of nuisance bear complaints, Maine wildlife officials are trying to encourage people and bears to keep their distance from each other