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!
- Big Mountain Skier Maxim Arsenault Killed In Avalanche Near Haines Pass In British Columbia – A Mountain Journey – Whistler based skier Maxim Arsenault died in an avalanche near the Alaska/BC/Yukon border.
- 2016 Piolets d’Or Awards Presented In La Grave, France
– A Mountain Journey – The Piolets d’Or awards, an annual international alpinism celebration, were presented this week. Congrats!
- SLC Man Hikes, Skis Entire 210-Mile Wasatch Mountain Range – KSL.com – Ski guide John Mletschnig skied the entire length of the Wasatch range!
- Hunting Dog With GoPro Stalked Then Attacked By Wolves – TheInertia.com – Scary wolf footage from Sweden.
- Professor Mauled By Bear In Alaska While On Class Trip – WashingtonPost.com – During a mountaineering class in Alaska, Professor Forest Wagner was mauled by a bear. He is now in stable condition.
- Two Ski Mountaineers Killed In Avalanche On Mount Rutor In Valgrisenche, Italy – A Mountain Journey – An avalanche near the Rifucio deli Angeli al Morion killed two ski mountaineers on April 20.
- Two Russian Climbers Killed In Avalanche On Ikatsky Ridge In Buryatia, Russia – A Mountain Journey – Two climbers dead after avalanche in Eastern Siberia.
- FWT Snowboard World Champion Estelle Balet Killed In Avalanche In Switzerland – A Mountain Journey – Two time world champion snowboarder killed in avalanche while filming.
- French Ski Mountaineer Killed In Avalanche On Punta Bassac In Aosta Valley Near Valgrisenche, Italy – A Mountain Journey – Female ski mountaineer killed in avalanche in Aosta Valley
- One Dead, Two Injured In Galmilicke Avalanche In Valais, Switzerland – A Mountain Journey – Avalanche near Galmilicke in Valais Switzerland kills one ski tourer.
- Avalanche Kills Two Climbers On The Pic du Midi Bigorre In The French Pyrenees – A Mountain Journey – Two climbers killed in avalanche while ascending the Couloir des Poubelles on the Pic du Midi Bigorre.
- Court Upholds Alta’s Snowboarding Prohibition – Unofficial Networks – Looks like no one will be legally snowboarding at Alta anytime soon.
- Tyler Armstrong, 12, Denied Permit to Climb Mount Everest – RockandIce.com – This 12 year old will not be attempting Everest.
- Video: Vail Snowmobiler Triggers Avalanche And Miraculously Rides Over It – Unofficial Networks – Very close call on Vail Pass.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!