Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of backcountry news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy!
- Caroline Gleich Completes All 90 Steep Skiing Lines In The Chuting Gallery – A Mountain Journey – Congrats to Caroline Gleich! Way to go!
- American Ski Mountaineer Dies After Tragic Fall In Cosmiques Couloir Below Aiguille du Midi On Mont Blanc Massif – A Mountain Journey – Tragic news from France…
- 2 Teens Die In April Avalanche In Western Romania – CTVNews.ca – Sad news from Romania…
- California’s Current Snowpack Is Larger Than the Previous 4 Years Combined, NASA Says – KTLA.com – California had a big year!
- When To Retire A Climbing Rope? – MTAlpine.com – Just in case you were wondering about your rope.
- Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden Make First Ascent of Nyainqentangla South East – RockandIce.com – Cool!
- WATCH: Titanic Sized Iceberg Beached Off Newfoundland – UnofficialNetworks.com – This is wild. Watch and see for yourself.
- Avalanche Safety And What To Look For In Spring Snow Conditions – BackcountryAccess.com – Are you skiing in the backcountry? Are you prepared for spring?
- North Pole 2017: Skiers Shoot and Wound Bear Near the North Pole – TheAdventureBlog – Close encounter with a bear at the North Pole.
- North America’s Biggest Vert & First Year-Round Resort Opens Winter 2017-18 – Liftopia.com – Who’s excited for Valemount Glacier?
- Wife Of Merrell Founder Swept Down Creek In Grand Canyon With Step Grandson – SNewsNet.com – Scary news from the Grand Canyon…
- CEO And General Manager Buys Crystal Mountain From Boyne Resorts – UnofficialNetworks.com – John Kircher purchased Crystal Mountain.
- Taft Conlin’s Death At Vail May Have Had More To Do With Signage Than The Inherent Risk Of Avalanche, Judge Rules – DenverPost.com – Interesting developments on this in-bounds avalanche fatality.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!