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!
Let’s take a look at this week’s mountain news:
- 9 Dead After Avalanche On Oshtorankouh In The Zagros Mountains Of Iran (UDPATED) – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Iran…
- Avalanche Kills Two Skiers On Petit Som On Chartreuse Massif In France – MountainJourney.com – Sad news form France…
- Salomon Launches S/LAB Shift MNC Binding. Targeting Freeride Tourers Who Want It All – BackcountryMagazine.com – Gamechanging.
- Arcteryx Announces Advisory Notice For Voltair Avalanche Airbags – MountainJourney.com – Tell your friends.
- Avalanche Kills Ice Climber In The Anlauftal Valley In Salzburg, Austria – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Austria…
- Vast Yukon Wilderness Protected in Ruling for Native Tribes – NationalGeographic.com – Big news!
- Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest 2017 – NationalGeographic.com – #nature
- How Much Does it Cost to Climb Mount Everest? – 2018 Edition – ALanArnette.com – Do you have the funds to climb the world’s highest peak?
- Alaska Just Reported One Of The Most Extreme Snowfall Rates On Record: 10 Inches Per Hour – WashingtonPost.com –
- Avalanche Kills Skier In The High Tatras Of Slovakia – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Slovakia…
- 15-Year-Old Climber Rescued After Falling 100 Feet Down Golden Mine Shaft After Rope Snaps – KDVR.com – Yikes!
- Whistler Blackcomb to Install New Gondola, Upgrade Chairs – MountainLifeMedia.ca – Whistler’s getting some upgrades.
- Nepal Tightens Restrictions on Everest Attempts – Adventure-Journal.com – New regulations for Nepal.
- Red Bull Presents Wingsuit Flyers BASE Jump Into Plane In Mid Air – MountainJourney.com – If you haven’t seen this, it’s worth watching.
- Billionaire Owner of Outdoor Apparel Brand Patagonia Plans To Sue Trump – Forbes.com – Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard plans to sue Trump.
- Polish Team Prepares for Winter Ascent of K2 – TheAdventureBlog.Blogspot.com – A winter ascent of K2.
- All You Want to Know About Climbing the Himalayas – OutsideOnline.com – Get the Himalayan Database for free.
- Trump’s National Monument Reduction Is Illegal and Likely to Be Reversed – Adventure-Journal.com – A bit about Trump’s reduction of National Monuments.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!