Half Dome

2,500 Tons Of Rock Falls Off Yosemite’s Half Dome

On July 5th, 2015 climbers on the Regular Northwest Face Route (5.9 C1, 2000’) on Half Dome noticed the route had changed and was now essentially...

Forest Service Approves New Backcountry Ski Hut In Colorado

The White River National Forest in Summit County, Colorado just approved a new backcountry hut to be built near Breckenridge. The new Weber Hut...
snotel data 150701

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – July 1, 2015

After a rainy/snowy May, June was unusually warm. Much of the snow up high melted away. Long approaches became the norm and fewer and...
Peg Leg, Capitol Peak

White, Hinchcliffe, and Soderquist Pioneer New Line On North Face of Capitol Peak

Congratulations to ski mountaineers Jordan White, Colter Hinchcliffe, and Riley Soderquist for pioneering a first descent down the north face of 14,130 foot Capitol...
Gulmarg Gondola Upgrade

Gulmarg Gondola Will Be Upgraded For 2016 Ski Season

Gulmarg Gondola To Replace Phase 2 Cabins For The 2015/2016 Ski Season If you're looking for an adventure ski destination, Gulmarg should be at the...
Ortovox S1+

RECALL: Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Beacon

Ortovox Issues Recall Of All S1+ Avalanche Transceivers Ortovox is recalling any S1+ avalanche transceivers that were manufactured between 2010 and 2014. If you purchased a...
Mount Moran

Avalanche Kills 1, Injuries 2 on Mount Moran in GTNP

It's been an unfortunate and tragic weekend in the mountain community. First, the untimely death of legendary climber and BASE jumper, Dean Potter, and his...
MSR Operator T Shovel

Recall: MSR Avalanche Rescue Shovels

Mountain Safety Research Issues Recall On Operator T, Operator D, and Responder Avalanche Rescue Shovels On May 12, 2015, Mountain Safety Research (MSR) issued a...
April 30 - SNOTEL Data

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – April 30, 2015

We all know it's been a warm winter with less snowfall than expected. If you're a backcountry skier or ski mountaineer who's still keen...
Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Boot Recall

Recall: Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Boot

Scarpa Voluntarily Recalls Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Boot Scarpa is recalling all F1 EVO ski boots. The F1 Evo touring boots were sold from Scarpa...