Thursday, March 14, 2019

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 3/14/19

Climate Advocacy:

--What anthropogenic climate change means to the future of ice read about it, click here.


--An ice climber was killed in an avalanche near Field, British Columbia on Monday. To read more, click here.

--News Channel 1 is reporting on this tragedy near Bend, Oregon. "One of two cross-country skiers rescued by volunteers who tracked them in the snow northwest of Tumalo Falls last week has died in the hospital, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Monday. To read more, click here.


--Gripped is reporting that a classic ice climb has seen a 2019 ascent. "Widow’s Tears in Yosemite doesn’t always form, but when it does, it’s the longest continuous ice climb in the lower 48 and it hasn’t seen many ascents. First climbed in 1975 by Mark Chapman and Kevin Worral, it’s a seven-pitch classic near the Inspiration Point trail." To read more, click here.

Colorado and Utah:

--It's weird that single use plastic water bottles are used at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, when the outdoor industry has so many options for real high quality multi-use plastic bottles. To read more, click here.

--The American Alpine Club has a policy internship available. To learn more, click here.

March 7 Instagram Post from the Friends of CAIC
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--Last week, Colorado had something really strange happen. The avalanche hazard in at least four zones was marked as extreme. To read more, click here.

--And now this week, Colorado's Red Mountain Pass is closed indefinitely due to avalanche hazard. To read more, click here.

--The Aspen Times is reporting that, "A massive slide that swept down from Highlands Ridge into Conundrum Creek Valley last weekend was probably a 300-year event, a leading avalanche consultant said Tuesday while touring the site." To read more, click here.

--Graffiti on the rocks in Moab have had a major effect on the off road vehicle community. The incident has lead to a lot of online battles, including death threats. To read more, click here.

--In four minutes of pure unadulterated fun, here's the song Let it Go from Disney's Frozen, performed in Aspen...on snowshoes and drag!

Notes from All Over:

--A collision between two skiers left one man dead at Cannon Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire. To read more, click here.

--"Luis Benitez became the face of government’s interest in the outdoor recreation industry, one that’s larger than both the auto and oil and gas exploration industries. He sat down with 'Outside' to discuss the industry’s expanding role in politics and his own future." To read more, click here.

--Camber Outdoors got in all kinds of trouble when they presented their diversity pledge in January at the Outdoor Retailer Show. But there were a lot of lessons to be learned. Check out Outside's story on how to move forward with diversity in the outdoor industry.

--The family of a teenager who died in January of 2017 is suing a Pennsylvania ski resort. To read more, click here

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