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4:46 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Rock Climber Struck By Lightning at Vedauwoo

A woman struck by lightning in the Vedauwoo Recreation Area near Laramie Tuesday afternoon is currently being hospitalized for injuries. Fire Chief Dan Johnson says the woman was climbing higher on the rocks than her six companions when a fast-moving storm descended. He says after the strike she was able to climb down on her own.

“She was able to come off the rocks to meet our ambulance crew down at the ground level so there was no type of a rock rescue or any kind of a rope rescue that needed to be done.”

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2:31 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

International Climbers' Festival Highlights Women

The International Climbers' Festival starts Wednesday, July 9 in Lander. Director Mandy Pohja says this is the 21st year for the rock climbing event and this year’s line-up is particularly strong.

"We have probably the most significant number of professional climbing athletes coming to Lander than any other year.  And also more than any other festival in the world.  So that is a really neat collection of professional climbers from the last 40 years of rock climbing that will be in Lander this coming weekend."

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5:25 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Climbers’ Festival kicks off in Lander

Hundreds of rock climbers will gather in Lander next week for the 20th annual International Climbers’ Festival.

The event is meant to celebrate rock climbing, and organizer Brian Fabel says it will include a wide variety of educational clinics: “Everything from how to climb a difficult rock climb, taught by world-class athletes, to kids’ climbing clinics.”

“There’s something for everyone,” Fabel added, “and whether you’re a beginner to advanced climber, there’s a way to get some exposure to rock climbing and the rock climbing community here in Lander, Wyoming.”

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