Thursday, December 8, 2016

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 12/8/16


--Washington-based climber Craig Gorder was seriously injured in a climbing accident on November 15th in Indian Creek. There is currently a Go-Fund-Me site up to help him pay for his recovery and the medivac flight that saved his life. To read more, click here.

An instructor demonstrates an avalanche snow pit in the Baker Backcountry.

--The Baker Beacon Rally will take place on December 17th at Mt. Baker Ski Area. This is a free community avalanche education event. AAI will be providing clinics at the event. To read more, click here.


--The Reno Gazette Journal is reporting that, "California’s winter resorts have more safety measures in place than they did five years ago, but just barely. That’s according to the California Mountain Resort 2016 Safety Survey. The report, published by the SnowSport Safety Foundation, surveyed safety measures at 19 ski and snowboard resorts, including many in the Lake Tahoe area." To read more, click here.

Desert Southwest:

--There is significant fear amongst conservationists that the incoming Trump Administration will revoke President Obama's recent creation of National Monuments. To read more, click here.

--Red Rock Rendezvous will take place from March 24 to 27. This is the premire climbing event of the year. Early registration is now open. Early registration allows you to save money and while also providing you with better clinic options than when you register closer to Rendezvous! To register for the event, click here.


--Aspen Public Radio is reporting that there were five human triggered avalanches this week. To read more, click here.

--The San Juan Independent recently published an extensive article on the history and the problems that exist within the Ouray Ice Park. If this is a place you enjoy, this is an excellent piece of reporting that gives real insight into the area. To read the article, click here.

--The UIAA is running part of the Ice Climbing World Cup Series in Durango. But they're short on funds. Check out the GoFundMe site for more info.

Notes from All Over:

--There have been three accidents/close calls in the Canadian Rockies this year. A pair or climbers at the base of Kidd Falls (WI 4) were almost swept away in an avalanche. A climber on Kemosabe (WI 4) took a lead fall, pulled two screws and had to be helicoptered out. And a climber was caught at the base of Gimme Shelter (WI 6) on Mt. Quadra. To read more, click here.

--Here's an interesting article about ski resorts, global warming and sustainability...

--Leave No Trace is hiring its Subaru Traveling Trainers. To see the job listing, click here.

--And finally, the internet is known to be a cesspool of cat videos. I'm not really sure why. But the following cat video, of a cat rock climbing, has been making the rounds lately...

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