News and notes from the world of the outdoors…
One Out There reader expressed concern that when MAPS 3 gets going and the Core to Shore portion revs up, Rocktown might be in danger of being overtaken.
Rocktown is a converted grain elevator that has rock climbing routes inside and outside the building.
I’d written about outdoor adventure in the Oklahoma City area and mentioned this place in particular. So I asked a colleague, business writer Steve Lackmeyer, for some guidance. Lackmeyer primarily writes about the downtown scene and stays up on any issues that might affect Oklahoma City’s central business district, which includes development along the Oklahoma River. His take: “At this point I don’t know of any plans that would put Rocktown in jeopardy – not even the convention center.”
So rest easy, rockhounds. Looks like Rocktown is safe.
Tennis great Martina Navratilova’s bid to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro ended prematurely, as she had to be evacuated off the mountain due to high altitude pulmonary edema.
The condition occurs when high altitude induces fluid buildup in the lungs. The best way to treat it is to go to a lower elevation. If not treated successfully, the condition can be fatal.
Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak at 19,341 feet. Navratilova fell ill just shy of 14,800 feet.
She’s going to be OK, but it sounds like her charity fundraiser climb was not exactly a good experience. You can read more here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2010/12/martina-navratilova-tennis-legend-mt-kilimanjaro-.html