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Scott Jurek Breaks Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Scott Jurek is a ultramarathoner and a best selling author. On July 12, 2015 he made history. Jurek completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes. That’s the fastest time ever and it’s really, really fast. The Appalachian Trail, or AT, goes from …

RECALL: Black Diamond JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack

Black Diamond Inc Issues Recall For All Black Diamond, PIEPS, and POC JetForce Airbag Packs Black Diamond Inc is voluntarily recalling all JetForce avalanche airbag packs due to a required firmware update. This applies to all JetForce airbags made by Black Diamond, PIEPS, and POC. This recall was …

2,500 Tons Of Rock Falls Off Yosemite’s Half Dome

On July 5th, 2015 climbers on the Regular Northwest Face Route (5.9 C1, 2000’) on Half Dome noticed the route had changed and was now essentially unclimbable. At some point in the first few days of July, a 2,500 ton chunk of granite fell off of Half Dome in Yosemite …

Forest Service Approves New Backcountry Ski Hut In Colorado

The White River National Forest in Summit County, Colorado just approved a new backcountry hut to be built near Breckenridge. The new Weber Hut will be located at approximately 11,500 feet on the north aspect of Bald Mountain. It’s been a long process to get the hut approved …

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – July 1, 2015

After a rainy/snowy May, June was unusually warm. Much of the snow up high melted away. Long approaches became the norm and fewer and fewer skiers were seen skiing. There’s still patches of white up high, some snowy summits in Colorado still beckon the committed, but tickets are …

Gulmarg Gondola Will Be Upgraded For 2016 Ski Season

Gulmarg Gondola To Replace Phase 2 Cabins For The 2015/2016 Ski Season If you’re looking for an adventure ski destination, Gulmarg should be at the top of the list. Gulmarg is nestled deep in India’s Kashmir and offers adventure seeking skiers deep powder, a bit of culture, and the …

RECALL: Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Beacon

Ortovox Issues Recall Of All S1+ Avalanche Transceivers Ortovox is recalling any S1+ avalanche transceivers that were manufactured between 2010 and 2014. If you purchased a Ortovox S1+ avalanche beacon between July 2010 and April 2015 you need to stop using it immediately and contact Ortovox. According to Ortovox, …

Avalanche Kills 1, Injuries 2 on Mount Moran in GTNP

It’s been an unfortunate and tragic weekend in the mountain community. First, the untimely death of legendary climber and BASE jumper, Dean Potter, and his friend, Graham Hunt, in Yosemite, California during a wingsuit flight on Saturday and now an avalanche death in the Tetons… On Sunday, May, 17, 2015, an avalanche …

Recall: MSR Avalanche Rescue Shovels

Mountain Safety Research Issues Recall On Operator T, Operator D, and Responder Avalanche Rescue Shovels On May 12, 2015, Mountain Safety Research (MSR) issued a recall of the Operator T, Operator D, and Responder avalanche rescue shovels. If you have have one of these snow shovels manufactured by …