Yosemite National Park
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first to free-climb the rock formation’s Dawn Wall, a feat that many had considered impossible. They used ropes and safety harnesses to catch themselves in case of a fall, but relied entirely on their own strength and dexterity to ascend by grasping cracks as thin as razor blades and as small as dimes.
Two climbers vying to finish the once-seemingly impossible challenge of scaling a sheer slab of granite in California’s Yosemite National Park without climbing aids are closing in on the top of the 3,000-foot peak.
Two men continue to free climb one of the most difficult routes in the world: a half-mile section of exposed granite in California’s Yosemite National Park.
Federal investigators say a California firefighting aircraft that crashed while battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Park might have struck a tree and torn off a wing as it approached the blaze.
The 32-year-old has pleaded not guilty to a four-count indictment stemming from last year’s Rim Fire, which burned 400 square miles of the Sequoia National Forest, including parts of Yosemite National Park.
Fire crews have significantly increased their containment of a fire at the edge of Yosemite National Park where an air-tanker pilot fighting the blaze died last week.
An air tanker sent to take on a wildfire smashed into a canyon wall on the edge of Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, sending wreckage tumbling to the ground below and leaving onlookers shocked at the grim spectacle.
The park issued an evacuation order for the Foresta Area of Yosemite because of the wildfire.
New GPS collars are intended to help park rangers remain smarter than the average bear.
In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.
The granite landscape in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park helped slow the spread of a wildfire, officials said.
Only the daredevil stars here were real people like Adam Roitman of Sacramento. He was one of 80 people who climbed Half Dome and became stranded by a rapidly growing fire.