Thursday, February 22, 2024

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 2/22/24


--It looks like there will be a film about Warren "Batso" Harding's life. He was on the first team to scale Yosemite's El Capitan.

Colorado and Utah:

--Western Slope Now is reporting that, " A man was rescued after falling over 120 feet while rock climbing in Whitewater on Saturday. MCSO deputies, MCSO Search and Rescue volunteers, Gateway Fire Department, CareFlight and the BLM responded to the scene of the fall in Whitewater, Colorado." To read more, click here.

--Summit Daily is reporting that, "A female skier is dead following “an incident” on the Double Dip trail at Loveland Ski Area on Friday, Feb. 16, around 1:20 p.m. The ski area said in a statement that ski patrol was in the area and responded immediately before the skier was pronounced dead at the scene, according to statements provided to Summit Daily News." To read more, click here.

--SnowBrains is reporting that, "A snowboarder’s quick thinking saved him from a potentially deadly encounter with a mountain lion while riding near Beaver Mountain, Utah, on Sunday, February 5. Charlie Duffy recounted his experience in an Instagram post, describing how he noticed fresh paw prints in the snow before spotting the mountain lion just a few feet behind him. Acting on instinct, Duffy swung his snowboard with full force at the predator, managing to fend it off." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--East Idaho News is reporting that, "a Colorado man died while skiing at Grand Targhee on Saturday after he fell in a tree well and became trapped. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue identified the man as 67-year-old William Douglas England of Lakewood, Colorado." To read more, click here.

--Climbing is reporting that, "Ahead of the 2024 season, the International Federation of Sport Climbing has released a policy to prevent eating disorders among competition climbers. The policy, developed by scientific experts based on the findings of an International Olympic Committee, marks the first time any international federation has taken an active step to limit the pervasiveness of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. Ultimately, it will require athletes to submit to several questionnaires and tests before competing." To read more, click here.

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