Painted Ladies story by famous Spokane mountaineer in REI blog

Famous Spokane climber’s 1978 documentation of record breaking, high-altitude butterfly (Painted Ladies) observation makes it into REI Journal this week. The identity of the flock was determined from Kodachrome color-slide photos 38 years later!
Note: I have spent a couple years now scourging the literature, and unpublished accounts of a very small community of hyper-alpine entomologists, for highest-altitude insect records, and this K2 record continues to hold up.
James Bergdahl
Conservation Biology Center
Spokane, WA, USA, 99204
Office: 509-835-5233
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