Amputees Climb To New Heights

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Around a half dozen amputees, who do a variety of fitness activities together climbed the rock wall at Willamalane Saturday. They all come from different backgrounds. Some have been amputees for years, others just a few months. The group says getting together to try new challenges is a rewarding experience. “Really empowering. … Continue reading »

Free-Climbing Record Set

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Two American climbers made history by becoming the first to free-climber a notoriously difficult sheer wall in Yosemite National Park. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the top of El Capitan by climbing the Dawn Wall without gear to hoist them up. The men used only their hands and feet … Continue reading »

Hiker Missing on Middle Sister

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A rescue operation on the Middle Sister should be under way soon after weather conditions forced crews to suspend operations. The hiker, 39-year-old Benjamin Newkirk, of Bend, reportedly fell down the west face of the mountain Wednesday night. Several teams went out, but the strong winds and white-out conditions were just … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosts Free Rock Climbing

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Ever been to the Willamalane Center? Inside is an impressive 33-foot high, 41-foot wide rock climbing wall. This weekend you can scale it for free. Wayne Beckwith, the climbing wall coordinator joined KEZI 9 News live to explain what people can learn during the clinic. The climbing wall is open Saturday, May … Continue reading »