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!
- 77 People Killed By Avalanches In Season 15/16 – WePowder.com – As the season begins, it’s interesting to look back at last years statistics. According to our report at the end of last season, there were roughly 180+ avalanche fatalities worldwide.
- Avalanche Damaged Building At Shymbulak – Tengrinews.kz – An avalanche damaged the maintenance building at the ski resort Shymbulak.
- A Skier Swept Away By Avalanche In Tignes Miraculously Survives – FranceBleu.fr – A 20-year-old skier was caught and carried 500 meters by an off-piste avalanche and miraculously survived with no serious injuries.
- The Slopes Above 30 Degrees Marked On IGN Maps – LeDauphine.com – In an effort to reduce avalanche accidents, slopes will be marked based on pitch.
- Planet Earth II Row Snowballs As BBC Recycles Avalanche Scene Used Ten Years Ago – Telegraph.co.uk – FYI the spectacular avalanche footage in Planet Earth II was first used in 2006. It’s still impressive.
- Adam Ondra Continues His Victory March On Dawn Wall – PlanetMountain.com – After finishing the crux, Ondra will soon complete his free climb of the Dawn Wall.
- Why Backcountry Skiing Shouldn’t Be Treated Like A Sport – FatMap.com – Is it a sport or not a sport? What are your thoughts?
- New BASE-Jumping Record Set on the World’s 6th Highest Peak – OutsideOnline.com – In case you missed it, Valery Rozov set a new world record BASE jump.
- ‘Kinda Like Whister’: Yukon Entrepreneur Builds Portable Village For Rugged Ski Backcountry – CBC.ca – Are you looking for a 5-star heli experience in the Yukon? This might be it.
- Found: Two Moose Frozen Together In A Final Battle – UnofficialNetworks.com – This is crazy. Check out the photos!
- What Will the Trump Administration Mean For Climbing? – AccessFund.org – Trump is going to have an impact on the great outdoors, but what will it be?
- Policy Alert: U.S. House Votes To Count Outdoor Recreation Economy As Part Of US GDP – OutdoorIndustry.org – The US House of Representatives passed the Outdoor REC Act. This could be big.
- Birds Of Prey World Cup Races In Beaver Creek Cancelled – VailDaily.com – There isn’t a whole lot of snow in Colorado and the FIS World Cup stop in Beaver Creek will be cancelled due to conditions.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!