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:
- Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler In Cabin Creek Near Sage Peak In The Madison Range Of Montana (UPDATED) – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Montana.
- SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – SWE % Of Normal – January 1, 2018 – MountainJourney.com – Time for a road trip?
- 11 Dead After Avalanches Hits Passenger Vehicles In Jammu And Kashmir In India (UPDATED) – MountainJourney.com – Sad news in India.
- Avalanche Kills Two Skiers Near Kals am Grossglockner in Austria (UPDATED) – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Austria,
- Winter Storm ‘Eleanor’ Smashes Into The Alps, Up To 100″ Forecasted For Zermatt – UnofficialNetworks.com – Who’s looking at flights to Switzerland?
- Scientists Seek US Backcountry Skiers To Measure Snowpack – WashingtonPost.com – Do it for science. Learn more at CommunitySnowObs.org.
- Dawa Yangzum becomes South Asian Women’s First International Mountain Guide – TourismMail.com – Congrats!
- VIDEO: Extreme Wind Blowing Chairs with Riders Vertical in the Alps – SnowBrains.com – Sure am glad I’m not on that chairlift!
- CAIC Received 132 Avalanche Reports Over Past Week In Colorado Rockies – AspenTimes.com – Sounds like it might be a bit touchy in CO.
- Simone Moro to Attempt the “Coldest Climb in History” – RockAndIce.com – A winter ascent on Pikes Pobeba in Siberia? Sounds cold.
- Mt. Washington Summit Hits Wind Chill -89 Degrees – UnofficialNetworks.com – Sounds like a good day to wear a building!
- Nepal Officially Adopts Strict New Rules for Climbing Everest – TheAdventureBlog.Blogspot.com – The rules are changing
- Avalanche Kills Snowshoer On Hohturli In The Bernese Oberland Of Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Switzerland.
- The Skills Guide: Four Steps To Overcome Human Traps – BackcountryMagazine.com – Don’t be your own worst enemy!
- How CDOT Uses Bombs To Keep Avalanches From Highways – 9News.com – CDOT has their work cut out for them.
- Dani Arnold Free Solo Climbs Beta Block Super Icefall Up Breitwangfluh In Switzerland – PlanetMountian.com – Dani Arnold getting after it again.
- Avalanche Kills Czech Skier Near Ischgl In Tyrol, Austria – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Austria.
- Avalanche Kills Mother And Daughter In Val Venosta In South Tyrol, Italy – MountainJourney.com – Sad news from Italy.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!