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!
- Two French Ski Instructors Set New Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route Speed Record – A Mountain Journey – Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet completed the 108km Haute Route traverse in 16 hours and 35 minutes. Congratulations!
- British Skier Escapes Pack Of Wolves In Bulgarian Backcountry – A Mountain Journey – Janveer Sandhu had one crazy adventure when he found himself out of bounds while skiing in Bulgaria. You have to read this one to believe it.
- Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler Near Arctic Man Snowmobile Race Site In Alaska – A Mountain Journey – A deadly avalanche kills a woman near the Arctic Man ski and snowmobile race in Alaska.
- Off Piste Avalanche Kills Skier In Arosa, Switzerland – A Mountain Journey – A man died in an avalanche while skiing alone off piste near Arosa in the Plessur Alps.
- Watch The Winning Runs From The Freeride World Tour Xtreme Verbier 2016 – A Mountain Journey – The Xtreme Verbier 2016 competition wrapped up another exciting FWT season. Find out who this year’s world champions are and watch some impressive skiing and riding too.
- Children Hit By Avalanche While In Ski School In France – A Mountain Journey – An avalanche hit a group of children and their ski instructor near Bessans, France.
- Montana Wilderness Association Releases Statewide Online Hiking Guide – A Mountain Journey – Montana is one of the last wild places. To help you explore this amazing place, the MWA created an online hiking guide to help you get outdoors more.
- Man Climbs Cliff For Marriage Proposal, Requires Rescue – Climbing.com – Michael Banks of California proposed to his girlfriend at the top of Morro Rock, but upon his descent he got badly stuck.
- Avy Report: Spring Is Here, And So Are Wet Avalanches – Backountry.com – It’s that time of year. If you’re in the backcountry watch out for wet avalanches.
- Chile Snow Report 2016: Chilean Weather Service Forecasting More Snow Than Last Season – PowderQuest.com – Is it time to book a flight to Chile to ski this summer?
- How Backcountry Search and Rescue Works – OutsideOnline.com – If you spend any time in the backcountry, you need to understand what search and rescue is really all about.
- Breaking: Eastern Mountain Sports May File For Bankruptcy – TetonGravity.com – Outdoor retailer EMS is preparing to file for bankruptcy. Bummer.
- Higher Love 2: The Finer Things – YouTube – Last year Higher Love won the Big Sky Shootout. This year the sequel won the Big Sky Shootout. That means it’s worth watching.
- Surviving The Spoon – Powder.com – Here’s an in-depth look at getting caught in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!