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!
- Ski Mountaineer Suffers Fatal Fall Into Crevasse On Emmons Glacier On Mount Rainier – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Rainier.
- Couple Missing Since 1942 Found In Shrinking Glacier In Swiss Alps – MountainJourney.com – Wild story finally comes to a close after 75 years!
- Ski Tourers Rescued From Snow Cave In Wanaka Mountains – Stuff.co.nz – Two foreign skiers were stuck in a snow cave overnight on End Peak near, Wanaka, New Zealand. Are you prepared for situations like this?
- Construction Begins On The Spearhead Huts – SpearheadHuts.org – The Spearhead Huts System has received final approval. Woohoo!
- Revelstoke Team Completes One Day Traverse Of Sir Donald Range – RevelstokeReview.com – A single day link up from Mount Macdonald to Terminal Peak requires an all start team. Job well done!
- Bonanza Flats Conservation Marks Win For Wasatch Backcountry Alliance – Backcountry.com – It always feels good to be a winner.
- Chris Sharma Climbs Huge Pont d’Arc Deep Water Solo – PlanetMountain.com – This is nuts.
- Carsten Von Birckhahn Dies In Paragliding Accident – SGBOnline.com – Carsten von Birckhahn, the CEO and brand manager of Edelrid, died in a tragic accident.
- BBC Earth Unplugged Presents 10 Hours Of Mountain Footage – MountainJourney.com – If you love mountains, watch this.
- Movement To Promote 14’er Climbing Safety Grows As 4th Person Dies On Colorado Peak – TheDenverChannel.com – The CO 14ers can be dangerous. Be safe out there.
- The Peanut Gallery: The 50 Greatest Climbing Achievements…By Americans In The Last 25 Years – Climbing.com – Any that you would add to the list?
- ***Update: Banff Sunshine Village Ski Resort Will Be Closed Tomorrow to Manage Fire – SnowBrains.com – Hopefully it won’t cause too much damage.
- Semi Driver Dumps 42,100 Pounds Of Beer On Wolf Creek Pass After Brakes Burn Out – DenverPost.com – It’s not often you see the runaway truck ramp covered in beer. Road party!
- Valley to Peak Trail Running Race Returns to Whistler, Dates Announced – MountainLifeMedia.ca – Attention trail runners.
- Publication of UIAA Standard 156 Avalanche Rescue Shovels – TheUIAA.org – Learn about the latest UIAA safety standard for shovels.
- Squaw Valley, CA Is Officially CLOSED Fo The 2016/17 Season! – SnowBrains.com – And just like that, the ski season is over.
- Chinese Investment Group Acquires BC Ski Area For Undisclosed Amount – UnofficialNetworks.com – Grouse Mountain has new owners.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!