Gail Bates served in WWII and traveled the mountains of the world.
Dee Molenaar died January 19 at 101 years of age.
The 2020 winter season is seeing several major expeditions in Nepal and Pakistan. From Jost Kobusch working on the first solo, unsupported, sans-supplemental oxygen winter ascent of Everest to Denis Urubko and Don Bowie attempting Broad Peak, a host of big alpinists are battling a host of big mountains.
Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi were last heard from on Sunday, February 24, while trying to make the first winter ascent of the Mummery Spur on Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters).