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 Mountaineers Make First Descent On Malte Brun In New Zealand
– MountainJourney.com – Congrats to Tom Grant, Ben Briggs, and Enrico Mosetti for another big first descent!
- Border Roads Organization Constructs World’s Highest Motorable Road At 19,300′ In India – MountainJourney.com – How would your car do at 19,300′?
- 2017 Banff Mountain Book Competition Award Winners – MountainJourney.com – Need a good book to read?
- Legendary “Dirtbag” Mountaineer Fred Beckey Dies At Age 94 – MountainJourney.com – Fred Beckey inspired generations of climbers. RIP.
- The North Face Presents Imagination: Tom Wallisch – MountainJourney.com – Channeling his inner JP Auclair, this is one of the best street segments we’ve ever seen!
- This Man Is Hiking from Patagonia to Alaska – OutsideOnline.com – Now that’s a trek!
- ESPN Hosts Contest To Determine Best Inbounds Terrain in North America – UnofficialNetworks.com – Who’s going to win?
- Shispare NE Face, Difficult First Ascent In Karakoram By Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima – PlanetMountain.com – New route in the Karakoram.
- Remembering Fred is New Rockies Mixed Route – Gripped.com – Kris Irwin and John Price set a new 330-metre M6 WI5 route named Remember Fred in honor of Fred Beckey in Banff National Park.
- Jumbo Resort Nabs Supreme Court Approval Despite Fierce Opposition – UnofficialNetworks.com – An update on the future of Jumbo Glacier Resort.
- There’s Something About Jorge: Insight Into Argentina’s Guiding World – BackcountryMagazine.com – Planning a backcountry ski trip in Argentina? Jorge Kozulj is the man you need to know.
- Will DPS Phantom Kill Ski Wax? – OutsideOnline.com – DPS’s Phantom will eliminate the need to wax your skis. Game changer?
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!