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:
- 13 Last Minute Gift Ideas For Skiers Who Have Everything – MountainJourney.com – Looking for a last minute gift for the skier on your list?
- Avalanche Kills Hiker On Pizzo Cefalone On Gran Sasso In Italy – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Italy.
- Avalanche Kills Skier On Scharnik In Kreuzeck Group In Carinthia, Austria – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Austria.
- WATCH: 5 Injured In Pennsylvania Chairlift Malfunction – UnofficialNetworks.com – Terrifying situation in PA.
- BREAKING NEWS: Jackson Hole To Host Freeskiing Competition With Mandatory Corbet’s Couloir Drop – UnofficialNetworks.com – Who’s going to enter this comp?
- Avalanche Kills Skier On Col de Rombieres in Cantal, France – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from France.
- ‘A scary setup’: Huge avalanche in Turnagain Pass just misses pair of skiers – ADN.com – Close call in AK.
- Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer On Combe Bénite in Savoie, France – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from France.
- These Climbers Are Forging New Routes in Antarctica – NationalGeographic.om – There are always new places to explore!
- First Solo Ascent of Mt. Geikie’s North Face – AmericanAlpineClub.org – Congrats to Tony McLane!
- KASPER TREADWAY – 3 YEARS OLD – HELI SKIING – BigLines.com – If only we were all heli-skiing at age 3! Kasper is one lucky little dude!
- Heli-Skiing and Exploratory Ski Mountaineering in the Caucasus Mountains – Adventure-Journal.com – Sounds like one amazing adventure!
- How The Climbing App Rakkup Could Provide Backcountry Skiers With Fat, Mobile Guidebook Access – BackcountryMagazine.com – Who’s going to download this app?
- “Extreme” Weather Results in Motorists Stuck on I-70 – OutThereColorado.com – Classic I-70! Share if you love Colorado.
- Skier Dead After Falling Off Closed Cliff @BigWhite – UnofficialNetworks.com – Tragic news from BC.
- VIDEO: Harrowing First Person Account of Getting Caught & Buried in an Avalanche for 15-Minutes – SnowBrains.com – Here’s some scary avalanche footage.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!