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This Week’s Mountain News – August 7-13, 2017

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of backcountry news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Teton Gravity Research Presents Rogue Elements Official Trailer – MountainJourney.com – Who’s ready for winter? …

The North Face Presents Hansjörg’s Day Off

What do you do when you have a day off? If you’re Hansjörg Auer you spend the day climbing big walls and go paragliding. Looks exciting! Watch Hansjörg’s Day Off from The North Face: Official Description From YouTube: Published on Jul 30, 2017 Equipped with nothing more than …

Every Damn Weekend Presents Punta Gastaldi

In Season 2, Episode 2, the crew climbs and rides the North East Couloir on the Punta Gastaldi in the Monviso area. Watch Punta Gastaldi from Every Damn Weekend: Watch More Every Damn Weekend Official Description From YouTube: Published on May 7, 2017 Discesa in Snowboard di Punta …

Colorado Climber Killed In Fall On Starlight Peak In California

Starlight Peak, California – On Sunday, August 6, 2017 Tom Zajicek of Durango, Colorado, suffered a fatal fall while descending Starlight Peak in the Sierra Mountains in California. Zajicek was climbing with Laura Scull when the tragedy occurred. The duo had ascended the Starlight Buttress and summited Starlight …

Teton Gravity Research Presents Rogue Elements Official Trailer

Who’s ready for winter? Teton Gravity Research certainly is. That’s why they just dropped the trailer for Rogue Elements. Enjoy and get stoked for winter! Watch the trailer fro Rogue Elements from TGR Official Description from YouTube: Published on Aug 8, 2017 Since the dawn of time, everything …

Japanese Mountaineer Missing On Mont Blanc Massif in France

Mont Blanc Massif, France – On Monday, August 7, 2017 a 35-year-old Japanese mountaineer set out alone from the Aiguille du Midi on the Mont Blanc Massif. After getting stuck in bad weather, the mountaineer notifyed a friend by cell phone that he was lost. He planned to …

Climber Killed In Fall On 14,130′ Capitol Peak In Colorado

Capitol Peak, Colorado – At approximately 8:20am on Sunday, August 6, 2017 Jeremy Shull, 35, was killed after falling approximately 200 feet down the east side of an area near K2 Peak while approaching the Knife’s Edge ridge during an ascent of 14,130′ Capitol Peak in the Elk …