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!
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Here’s the latest mountain news from around the world:
- Watch All 2017-2018 Ski Movie Trailers Right Now – MountainJourney.com – Winter is coming. Enjoy the trailers and get stoked!
- First Taste of Winter? Mount Washington Reports Freezing Temps – Snowboarding.Transworld.net – It’s getting colder by the day.
- Too Many Deaths: CO Officials Launch Mountain Safety Program – GearJunkie.com – Thoughts?
- Joe McConaughy Claims New AT Speed Record – MountainJourney.com – Congrats!
- Women Set New Unsupported Speed Record on Wonderland Trail – Backpacker.com – Congrats to Allison Macsas and Mallory Brooks for setting a new record on the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier.
- Canada Officially Completes The Longest Trail System In The World (PHOTOS) – DailyHive.com – People are excited for this! It blew up social media.
- Pop (Way) Up: Apparel Store Hands Out Gear On Cliff Face – GearJunkie.com – Pretty sweet promotion!
- All Safe After Inbounds Avalanche At Nevados de Chillan in Chile – MountainJourney.com – Close call at Chile.
- Hello Doctor Service To Be Launched In Everest Region – KathmanduPost.EKantipur.com – It will be soon be easier than ever to call a doctor while visiting Everest.
- Rangers Recover Body Of Climber Near Peak 11840 In Grand Teton National Park – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from GTNP…
- It’s Still August and Sweden Just Had Its First Snowfall – CNTraveler.com – Winter is coming!
- Multiple Gunshots Fired At Rock Climbers In Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon – MountainJourney.com – Scary situation in Utah. Glad everyone is safe.
- Historic Bugaboos One-Day Howser Towers Link-Up – Gripped.com – Congrats to Will Stanhope and Leo Houlding!
- 103-Year-Old Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, MT Burned Down in Sprague Fire Yesterday – SnowBrains.com – Say goodbye to the Sperry Lodge in GNP…
- Drew Petersen Completes WURL in 23 hours, 37 minutes! – Facebook – Outdoor Research Page – Drew Peterson completed the Wasatch ultimate Ridge Lineup in 23 hours, 37 minutes! Congrats!
- Injured Back-Country Skier Airlifted From Nelson Lakes Park After Personal Locator Beacon Alert – NZHerald.co.nz – PLBs save lives. Do you carry one?
- Climber Dies On 14,130′ Capitol Peak In Colorado – MountainJourney.com – More sad news from Capitol Peak…
- Photo Round-Up: Autumn Arrives With A Bang and Lots Of New Snow In The Alps – Fall-Line.co.uk – Snow in the Alps!
- Colorado Climber Dies While Climbing In Wyoming’s Wind River Range – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from the Winds…
- Fernie and Area Backcountry Closed – Fernie.com – Public safety closure on all Crown Land within Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!