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 Snowboarder On Popular Off Piste Route In Engelberg, Switzerland – MountainJourney.com – Sad News from Switzerland…
- Avalanche Kills Snow Removal Worker In Vorarlberg, Austria – MountainJourney.com – Sad News from Austria…
- Avalanche in Mt. Rose, NV Area of Lake Tahoe Today | 2-Foot-Deep, 660-Foot-Long – SnowBrains.com – A big slide near Mount Rose.
- FOR SALE: Granby Ranch Owners Calling It Quits After Tragic Season – UnofficialNetworks.com – Who’s in the market for a ski area?
- 3 Skiers Caught in 3’ Deep, 600’ Long Avalanche in Lake Tahoe Yesterday – SnowBrains.com – Close call in California!
- Silverton Gets Its First Avalanche Rescue Dogs In Decades – DurangoHerald.com – Look out for this Golden Retriever in Silverton this season!
- Valery Rozov Dies In BASE jumping Accident On Ama Dablam – MountainJourney.com – Sad News from the Himalaya…
- British Explorer Benedict Allen “Alive And Well” In Papua New Guinea – TheGuardian.com – Allen went missing in the jungle while searching for the Yaifo tribe, but now he’s been been spotted safe and sound.
- Stevens Pass Land Purchase Protects Threatened Trail Access – PCTA.org – Good news for the PCT.
- Teams Plan To Resume search Saturday For 2 Missing Snowboarders Near Mount Baker – BellinghamHerald.com – Jake Amancio, 22, and Drew Lenz, 20 have been missing in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for almost a week.
- Long-Distance Hiker To Attempt First Female Completion of the “All-In Trek” – TheAdventureBlog.Blogspot.com – Breanna Cornell is aiming for the “All-In Trek” – that’s 12,500+ miles on four of America’s most iconic trails – in 2018.
- Avalanches Kill 13 People In Eastern Afghanistan – MountainJourney.com – Sad News from Afghanistan…
- BC Mountain Climber Completes Elite Global Trek Seven Summits – TheGlobeAndMail.com – Congrats to Liz Rose!
- Sylvain Saudan, “Godfather Of Extreme Skiing,” Lends His Name (Again) To Blackcomb Mountain – CBC.ca – At age 81, Saudan will formalize a deal with Vail Resorts to use his name at Blackcomb.
Did we miss any mountain news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!