Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other intriguing things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy!
- Colorado Skier Killed In Treble Cone Backcountry – A Mountain Journey – Jeffrey Atkinson, 22, of Colorado was unable to self arrest after falling in the New Zealand backcountry. He did not survive. RIP.
- You Can’t Park Here; Backcountry Skiers Lament Loss Of West Shore Parking – Tahoe Weekly – Heads up if you’re looking to do some backcountry laps on Tahoe’s West Shore. Recent highway improvements has destroyed parking in some of the popular spots.
- $5,000 Reward Offered For Info On Illegally Cut Ski Runs In New Mexico – A Mountain Journey – The US Forest Service is looking for any information about illegally cut backcountry runs in the Santa Fe National Forest.
- Only Person To Attempt Mt. Everest This Year Abandons 2nd Attempt – SnowBrains.com – Nobukazu Kuriki turns around on try number 2. It doesn’t look like anyone will summit Everest this year.
- Montana Man Dies On Longs Peak In Colorado’s RMNP – A Mountain Journey – Spencer Veysey, 26, of Missoula, Montana was found dead at the bottom of Lambs Slide on the east face of Longs Peak. RIP.
- Nature Advocates Want To Ban Albertans From Camping In B.C. – CBC.CA – Well this is an interesting idea. Thoughts?
- Avalanche Victims And the Right To Sue Ski Resorts – Denver Post – It’s sad when an avalanche strikes in bounds, but is it the ski resorts fault? Or is it an inherent risk of skiing? Colorado is trying to decide.
- Andrew Rumph Crushes Portillo – Vimeo.com – Freeskier, Andrew Rumph just dropped his season edit from Portillo. Looks like we all missed out on an epic year.
- We Don’t Need Any More Chairlifts In BC – SnowBrains.com – With two large resorts being planned in BC, is it really necessary? What are your thoughts?
- European Outdoor Film Tour – EOFT.EU – Everyone loves a quality outdoor film festival. Grab your tickets while their still available.
- Dynafit Announces Connections Web Series – Dynafit.com – Another new web series. This one from Dynafit. Watch the trailer today.
- Bow Hunter Shoves Arm Down Grizzly Bear’s Throat To Escape Attack – A Mountain Journey – Next time you’re attacked by a grizzly, remember what your grandmother told you and just shove your arm down its throat. It works.
- 104 New Peaks Open For Mountaineering In Nepal – BackcountrySkiingCanada.com – Exciting news in the big mountain community – Nepal is opening more peaks.
- LINE & NWAC Announce Partnership – LineSkis.com -Line Skis is partnering with the Northwest Avalanche Center to promote a safer backcountry.
- Powderwhore No More – SplitboardMag.com – After a decade of skin tracks, deep pow, and entertaining hijinks, the Powderwhore crew is calling it quits. Thanks for the fun!
Have and amazing week!