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!
- Avalanche Kills Skier On Marmot Mountain At Hatcher Pass In Alaska (UPDATED) – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from AK…
- The Winner Of The Boardman Tasker Award For Mountain Literature 2017 Is… – MountainJourney.com – We highly recommend this book!
- Omega Pacific Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death – CPSC.gov – Tell your friends and stop using your Omega Pacific liners.
- Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer On Kehlstein In Berchtesgaden In Germany – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Germany…
- Italy Puts 23 People Under Investigation In Hotel Avalanche – WashingtonPost.com – Twenty-three people ar under investigation after last years avalanche that killed 29 hotel guests and staff in Rigopiano, Italy.
- Scottish Adventurer Abseils Into World’s Deadliest Volcano For New BBC Documentary – WiredForAdventure.co.uk – Aldo Kane abseiled into Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wild.
- Two Snowboarders Were Caught In An Avalanche Near Aspen, CO On Saturday – SnowBrains.com – Close call near Aspen!
- Endurance Athlete Sunny Stroeer Sets New Speed Record on Annapurna Circuit – TheAdventureBlog.Blogspot.com – Stroeer just set a new FKT for the iconic Annapurna Circuit in Nepal with a time of 3 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes. Congrats!
- Major Winter Expeditions Aiming at Big Mountains in 2018 – TheAdventureBlog.Blogspot.com – Check out this list of mountaineers who are getting after it this winter.
- Search For Missing Snowboarders Outside of Mt. Baker Suspended Indefinitely – UnofficialNetworks.com – Sad situation in Washington…
- Two Americans Establish New Climb in Indian Himalayas – RockAndIce.com – Congrats to Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau for the 1st ascent of Rungofarka (6495 meters)!
- French Team Completes New Route On Nuptse’s South Face – Alpinist.com – Congrats to Helias Millerioux, Benjamin Guigonnet, Frederic Degoulet on this cool new route!
- Company Receives $500K Grant To Build Ski Area In Hatcher Pass – KTUU.com – Will Hatcher Alpine Experience be the newest ski resort in AK?
- Majore Donation To Spearhead Huts Project – ForecastSki.com – Philanthropists donated $1.5 million to fund the 2nd Spearhead Hut near Whistler.
- Near Record High Temperatures CLOSE Snowbird, UT After Being Open Only 3-Days – SnowBrains.com – Record high temps? Yuck.
- Interesting Facts About Mount Elbrus – MountainJourney.com – What do you really know about Elbrus?
Did we miss any mountain news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!