Thursday, March 25, 2021

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 3/25/2021


--The Vancouver Sun is reporting that, "A helicopter extracted a snowboarder and skier trapped in Tony Baker Gully, east of Cypress Mountain (in British Columbia), on Sunday just before nightfall. North Shore Rescue coordinator Peter Haigh said the pair were spotted by helicopter at 4:30 p.m. Sunday — after last being seen early Saturday afternoon on a ski lift at Cypress." To read more, click here.


--There's a trail system in the works to connect the Sierra to the Cascades. Dubbed the Lost Sierra Trail, this will be a trail system open to multi-use including mountain bikes and horses. To read more, click here.

--The US Park Service Investigative Service is reporting that, "US Park Rangers of Yosemite National Park and Special Agents with the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) are investigating a sexual assault that occurred in April 2020 within the park." They're looking for additional information. To read more, click here.

Desert Southwest:

--If you work for the National Park Service and you think you can charge your personal stuff on a Park credit card, you're wrong. From the National Park Services Investigative Services at Grand Canyon: "At a recent court hearing, Dante J. Fowler, age 33, was ordered to serve four years of supervised probation and is banned from the park for the duration of his probation. Fowler, a former park employee, must also pay restitution of $3,939.57 for fraudulent purchases made on government charge cards." To read more, click here.

Colorado and Utah:

--9 News is reporting that, "a skier died Monday after he or she was caught in an avalanche just outside the boundary of the Beaver Creek Ski Area, according to a Facebook post from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC)." To read more, click here.

--Out There Colorado is reporting that, "A 25-year-old climber was rescued Saturday after he was injured falling from the First Flatiron, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said the climber was scrambling behind the First Flatiron when he fell about 10:15 a.m. The climber fell approximately 20 feet and injured his lower leg, leaving him unable to walk." To read more, click here.

--The Colorado Sun is reporting that, "Ski patrollers at Keystone, Breckenridge and Big Sky plan votes to join six other ski area unions as labor advocates predict a revival of collective bargaining for resort workers." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--Snowbrains is reporting that, "A settlement has been agreed upon between the family of a boy who suffered life-altering injuries at a pond skim event at Snow King Mountain Resort, WY, and the resort. The agreement came just hours after both sides completed unsuccessful mediation, and just as Teton County District Court was preparing to select a jury for the trial." To read more, click here.

--Snowbrains is reporting that, "Vail Resorts appears to have done a u-turn and is preparing to offer credits to Epic Pass holders affected by individual state’s quarantine rules meaning they couldn’t ski this season." To read more, click here.

--Snowbrains is reporting that, "a group of up to thirty Whitefish Mountain Resort, MT employees, and Flathead Valley residents staged a peaceful protest at the resort on Sunday to address diversity and racial inclusion." To read more, click here.

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