Thursday, May 9, 2024

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 5/9/2024


--Yahoo is reporting that, "a Washington state man who was trying to summit Mount Rainier this week collapsed and died near the top of the mountain in the national park, officials said." To read more, click here.

--A new line has been climbed on Mt. Hood. A two-pitch WI4/M4 line was completed in late April in the Black Spider area. To read more, click here.


--Gripped is reporting that, "a popular trail in Yosemite is closed for the foreseeable future due to a large rockfall that took place this spring. The John Muir Trail took an astonishing 46 years to build and was opened in 1938." To read more, click here.

--The closest ski resort to Los Angeles is for sale

Desert Southwest:

Mt. Wilson in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

--The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that, "the $100 million-plus Red Rock Legacy Trail project received $1 million in federal funding to push the project toward becoming a reality. During a news conference on State Route 159 on Friday, Rep. Susan Lee, Andrew Bennett, director of the Clark County Office of Traffic Safety, and Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Justin Hopkins were on hand during a ceremonial check presentation." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--Outside is reporting that, "the Biden administration announced today that it is expanding two national monuments in California: the San Gabriel Mountains and Berryessa Snow Mountain, bringing nearly 120,000 additional acres under federal protection." To read more, click here.

--An incident and accident reporting system in Canada was recently shut down due to liability concerns. To read more, click here.

--The Kathmandu Post is reporting that, "For the first time, high-altitude guides will face some competition on Everest… from drones. The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, which hosts the 8,848.86 metre-tall Everest, is piloting heavy lifter drones that will bring back garbage from the mighty mountain. Though officials say that cargo drones will fly on Everest to bring garbage, its success, however, may affect the livelihood of high altitude support staff who navigate the dangerous Khumbu Icefall with tonnes of loads on their backs." To read more, click here.

--Gripped is reporting that, "the IFSC has banned a climber for the presence of Stanozolol metabolites, saying, 'The IFSC have received an official communication from the International Testing Agency (ITA), delegated by the IFSC as anti-doping service provider, about a rule violation in accordance with Article 8.3.3 of the IFSC Anti-Doping Rules committed by Iranian climber Reza Kolasangian.'" To read more, click here.

--KOMO News and others are reporting that, "a part-time ski instructor's death has been ruled a homicide after a collision with another skier, according to reports. The Teton County Sheriff's Office issued a statement on Facebook, noting that two skiers collided on Rendezvous Trail at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village on April 14. Authorities asked anyone who witnessed the collision to contact a detective." To read more, click here.

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