Thursday, February 10, 2022

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 2/10/2022


--Gripped is reporting that, "this weekend saw a number of backcountry users require a rescue due to avalanches with one person dying in a large slide. The avalanches were all around Pemberton north of Whistler. Pemberton RCMP received multiple emergency rescue calls just after noon on Feb. 5. Search and rescue crews, the RCMP, helicopters and ground units were deployed in responding to a series of avalanches, and a snowmobile crash." To read more, click here.

--Gripped is reporting that, "climbers have reported hearing rockfall in Squamish, as temps are forecasted to hit double digits by next weekend. Last year was one of the worst on record for rockfall and it led to several area closures. This winter, Squamish experienced extreme weather swings, cold snaps, a lot of snow and a few freeze/thaw cycles. The result could be another spring and summer where we see a number of small to large rockfalls." To read more, click here.

Colorado and Utah:

--Snowbrains is reporting that, "US Ski & Snowboard announced last week a new partnership with Woodward, designating Woodward Copper, Colorado, and Woodward Park City, Utah facilities as Official Training Centers for U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes through January 2025." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--The Conway Daily Sun is reporting that, "a 67-year-old man from Florida collapsed and died while hiking Mount Willard to go ice climbing last Friday, according to the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game." To read more, click here.

--Three parties had an extremely close call with an avalanche on Mt. Washington over the weekend. To read about it, click here.

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