John Roskelley

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John Roskelley (born December 1, 1948) is a noted mountain climber and author from Spokane, Washington, and is known for his first ascents and notable ascents of 7000 and 8000 meter peaks in Nepal, India, and Pakistan.

Notable ascents[edit]

Conservation and public service[edit]

A noted conservationist, Roskelley served as Spokane County Commissioner from 1995 to 2004.[6]

In 2012, Roskelley published Paddling the Columbia: A guide to all 1,200 miles of our scenic and historical river, a guidebook based on his journey by boat from the river’s source in British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean.[7][8]

Writings[edit]

  • Roskelley, John (1980). ""The Obvious Line" - Uli Biaho". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 22 (53): 405–416. ISBN 978-0-930410-76-6. 
  • Roskelley, John (1991). Last Days. Mechanicsburg, PA, USA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-0889-6. 
  • Roskelley, John (1998). Stories Off the Wall. Seattle, WA: Mountaineers Books. ISBN 0-89886-609-X. 
  • Roskelley, John (2000). Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition. Seattle, WA: Mountaineers Books. ISBN 0-89886-739-8. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reichardt, Louis (1974). "Dhaulagiri 1973". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 19 (48): 1–10. ISBN 0-930410-71-8. 
  2. ^ Hennek, Dennis (1978). "Great Trango Tower". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 21 (52): 436–446. 
  3. ^ Reichardt, Louis (1979). "K2: The End of a 40-Year American Quest". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 22 (53): 1–18. ISSN 0065-6925. 
  4. ^ Read, Al (1980). "The Nepalese-American Gaurishankar Expedition". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 22 (53): 417–428. ISBN 978-0-930410-76-6. 
  5. ^ Roskelley, John (1980). ""The Obvious Line" - Uli Biaho". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 22 (53): 405–416. ISBN 978-0-930410-76-6. 
  6. ^ http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/oct/11/roskelley-seeks-county-seat/
  7. ^ http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jul/13/new-roskelley-guidebook-reveals-charms-of/
  8. ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2014/07/john_roskelley_puts_down_ice_a.html