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!
- Roof Avalanche Kills 4-Year-Old Girl In North Pole, Alaska – Mountain Journey – Sad news from Alaska…
- 3 Soldiers Killed After Avalanche Strikes Indian Army Outpost – Mountain Journey – Sad news from Indian controlled Kashmir
- Watch The Winning Runs From The Freeride World Tour Xtreme Verbier 2017 – Mountain Journey – Did you miss the Swatch Xtreme Verbier 2017? Watch the highlights and winning runs right now.
- Avalanche Kills Experienced Mountaineer On Presanella In Trentino, Italy – Mountain Journey – Sad news from Italy.
- WATCH: Driver Gets Jail Time For Endangering Avalanche Road Crew – UnofficialNetworks.com – Don’t mess with the avalanche workers!
- Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk To Attempt One of the Toughest Free-Climbs in North America – TheAdventureBlog.Blogspot.com – These two are heading to AK to attemp the Wine Bottle Tower on the east face of Mt. Dicky in June. Good luck!
- The Backcountry Hut Is Inspired by IKEA Products – CoolMaterial.com – This makes us want a backcountry hut more than ever!
- The Freeride World Tour Crowns The 2017 FWT World Champions – Mountain Journey – Congrats to the FWT17 champs! What a season.
- Unplugged and on Skis In the Lower 48’s MLargest Wilderness – WinterWIldlands.org – What a cool adventure!
- Skier Triggered Avalanche On Mt Washington Caught On Video – UnofficialNetworks.com – Careful out there!
- Fewest Avalanches Recorded In Almost 10 Years – BBC.com – The Scottish Avalanche Information Service ended the season, and recorded the lowest number of avalanches in 10 years with only 83.
- Secretary Zinke Accepts President Trump’s Q1 Salary As A Donation For National Park Service – DOI.gov – Trump donates $78,333 to maintain America’s historic battlefields.
- Slovenian Ski Innovation For Now Only For Soldiers and Karnicar, Civilians Will Wait For 2019 – SIOL.net – Turn on Google Translate and read about these sweet foldable skis.
- Avalanche Kills 2 In Remote Broghil Valley In Chitral, Pakistan – Mountain Journey – Sad news from Pakistan.
- California Governor Jerry Brown Declares Drought Officially Over – SnowBrains.com – CA isn’t in a drought any more. That’s great news.s
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!