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!
- SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – May 15, 2017 – A Mountain Journey – Still skiing? There’s still lots of snow out there.
- Avalanche Kills Road Worker In Tusheti, Georgia – A Mountain Journey – Sad news from Georgia…
- Lhakpa Sherpa Breaks Female Everest Record With 8 Summits – OutsideOnline.com – Congrats! That’s a lot of time spent on the top of the world.
- Boot Doctor: How To Store Your Ski Boots Over The Summer – Fall-Line.co.uk – Is it really time to put the ski boots away? If so, do it properly.
- “Doomsday” Vault Flooded After Permafrost Melts Due To Climate Change – IFLScience.com – Climate change strikes again!
- Famous Grandma Grizzly Bear Has Twins at 21 – News.NationalGeographic.com – Grizzly 399 is still having cubs. Wow!
- Mount Everest’s Famous Hillary Step Destroyed, Mountaineers Confirm – BBC.co.uk – The Hilary Step is no more.
- British Climber Mollie Hughes Breaks Record On Everest – WiredForAdventure.co.uk – Mollie Hughes is now the youngest European woman to summit Everest form both the north and the south sides.
- El Colorado, Chile! First South American Ski Resort Set To Open Friday May 19, 2017 – PowderQuest.com – Bring on winter in the Southern Hemisphere!
- WATCH: Massive Rock Fall + Avalanche Nearly Wipes Out Colorado Skiers – UnofficialNetworks.com – Be safe in the mountains this spring.
- 13 Ski Resorts Are Open In North America This Weekend | Get Your Spring Turns In – SnowBrains.com – The lifts are still spinning!
- Freeride World Tour Expands in Andes – Powder.com – Are you going to watch any of these events?
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!