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Posted on: February 6, 2014

14-006: Climber John Roskelley keynote speaker

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Cherie Gwinn, Riverside, (509) 465-5064
Caren Hubbard, Riverside State Park Foundation, (509) 4645-5064
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388

Climber John Roskelley keynote speaker at Riverside State Park Foundation annual meeting

OLYMPIA – Jan. 27, 2014 – Riverside State Park Foundation invites the public to attend its first annual meeting with a speaker program featuring world-renown Spokane author and climber, John Roskelley.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St., Spokane. Riverside State Park Foundation members will provide information about the non-profit group and its new membership packages. The Foundation supports Riverside State Park through project help, education, volunteerism and events. For more information about the foundation, visit

Roskelley, who lives in Spokane, is known for his first mountain climbing ascents and notable ascents of 7,000- and 8,000-meter peaks in Nepal, India and Pakistan. His books include “Last Days,” “Stories off the Wall” and “Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition.” He will present a slide presentation on paddling the Columbia River, with emphasis on Washington State. He also will share his experiences climbing, biking, running and encountering wildlife at Riverside State Park.

Other speakers at the meeting will include Riverside State Park Manager Chris Guidotti and Commission member Lucinda Whaley, who lives in Spokane, to talk about the status and future of the state park system.

Riverside State Park is a 14,000-acre camping park situated on the outskirts of Spokane, along the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers. The park supports a wide variety of recreational activities and is rich in history. The terrain includes fast-running rivers, freshwater marshes, running rivers and beautiful countryside with miles of mixed-use trails, boating and padding access and more. The park includes the Nine Mile Recreation Area, an equestrian area, ORV area and cultural and historical sites.

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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. For more information about parks and services, visit

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit


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