‘A beautiful soul’: Pioneer rock climber Dave Altman dies at 68

Photo of Dave Altman
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According to a memorial post on the Touchstone Climbing website, Dave Altman, along with climbing partner Ray Jardine, became known for being the first to complete several difficult climbs at Yosemite National Park in the 1970s.

Dave Altman, pioneer rock climber and Berkeley Ironworks climbing trainer, died Tuesday at the age of 68 after his van caught fire.
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The lowdown on Pac-12 mascots

We have all come to love Cal’s mascot Oski. As true UC Berkeley lovers, we find ourselves defending him despite his dorky sweater and commonly critiqued chubby physique. We at the Clog thought it would be helpful to break down what the competition’s mascots look like to further understand why Oski triumphs as
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