Thursday, October 29, 2020

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 10/29/20


--The election is coming soon, and this may be the most important one of our lifetimes. Certainly, the future of our public lands and our climate are both on the ballot. Protect Our Winters has created an excellent tool to help you #MakeADamnPlan to vote. Check it out.

--Outside has published an excellent round-up of down ballot races that impact the environment. Check it out.


Liberty Bell, Last Week

--A skier was injured on Mt. Baker near the Black Buttes on Sunday. It was reported that conditions were difficult with a breakable crust. The skier may have suffered a dislocated shoulder and was hoisted out by a Navy helicopter. To read more, click here.

Colorado and Utah:

--A climber was rescued after taking a 100-plus foot fall on the second Flatiron just outside Boulder last week. It was reported that the female climber was free soloing the Freeway (5.0, II) route when she fell. To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--Gripped is reporting on a different kind of George Mallory mystery. One other than the popular, did-Mallory-and-Irvine-Summit-Everest one. "On April 10, a Chrisite’s auction item listed as “Lot 216 – an ice axe” sold for a staggering $240,000 CAD despite being listed for only $14,500. The “ice axe” was rumored to be George Mallory’s which he used on Mount Everest in 1922. American investor and climbing enthusiast Warren B Kanders bought the ice axe and after month of expert analysis, there are  doubts it was even made in his lifetime." To read more, click here.

--Will the Pieps DPS Sport avalanche transceiver get recalled? Maybe. To read more, click here.

--A husband and wife team have recently made a first ascent of K6, a relatively unknown peak in the heart of Pakistan's Karakorum. To read more, click here.

--And finally, a new WI 4, M5+ route was recently established just outside Canmore. To read about it, click here.

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