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Vail Resorts Buys Whistler Blackcomb In $1.4 Billion Deal

Vail Resorts Breaks Into Canadian Market With The Friendly Acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb On August 8, 2016 Vail Resorts Inc. announced that it has officially acquired Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc for $1.39 billion. It is being called a strategic business combination where Vail Resorts will receive 100% of Whistler Blackcomb Stock. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – August 1-7, 2016

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! Climbing Added As Official Olympic Sport...Show More Summary

Uli Steidl Sets New Mount Rainier Speed Climbing Record

Steidl Climbs 14,411-Foot Mount Rainier in 4:24:30 From Paradise – A New Record Mount Rainier, Washington – On July 26, 2016 Uli Steidl, 44, set a new speed climbing record on Mount Rainier. He ascended and descended the 14,411? volcano...Show More Summary

Echo Peak – 11,250? – Madison Range – Montana

Climbing Echo Peak In Montana’s Madison Range Location: Echo Peak, Taylor Hilgard Unit, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade II Class 2 Trailhead: Sentinel Creek Trailhead – 7,150? Distance: 20.5 miles...Show More Summary

Watch South Lines Episode Two From Adria Millan and Aymar Navarro

Now this makes us want to go skiing in South America. Spaniards Aymar Navarro and Adrià Millan are back at it with some drool worthy skiing in South Lines Episode 2. Did you miss South Lines Episode 1? Watch it on A Mountain Journey....Show More Summary

Thermarest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad Review

Gear Review: Thermarest NeoAir XTherm Air Mattress Price: $199.95 Size: Regular or Large R-Value: 5.7 Thickness: 2.5? Weight: 15 oz (Regular) Summary: The Thermarest Xtherm has the greatest weight-to-warmth ratio of any sleeping pad on the market. Show More Summary

Climbing Added As Official Olympic Sport Starting At 2020 Summer Olympic Games In Tokyo

International Olympic Committee Names Five Sports To The Olympic Lineup Starting In Tokyo 2020 Rio de Janiero, Brazil – On August 3, 2016, 130 members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted for and officially announced that...Show More Summary

Watch South Lines Episode One From Adria Millan and Aymar Navarro

The days are getting shorter and winter is only months away now. If you’re in need of a skiing fix check out South Lines Episode 1 from Spaniards Aymar Navarro and Adrià Millan. This will make you want to skiing in South America. #southlines...Show More Summary

Woodward Mountain – 10,659? – Madison Range – Montana

Hiking Woodward Mountain In Montana’s Madison Range From East To West Location: Woodward Mountain, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade II Class 2 Trailhead: Upper Taylor Fork Trailhead – 7,250? Distance: 10.35 Time: 5 toShow More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – July 25-31, 2016

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! Exum Mountain Guide Dies After Tragic...Show More Summary

Beehive Peak – 10,742? – Madison Range – Montana

Climbing Beehive Peak via the Southwest Couloir Location: Standard Route, Beehive Peak, Beehive Basin, Spanish Peaks Unit, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade II Class 2 Trailhead: Beehive Basin Trailhead...Show More Summary

Watch The Trailer For Matchstick Productions Ruin And Rose

The New Matchstick Productions Ski Film Trailer: Ruin and Rose Are you ready for the latest ski film trailer from MSP? Ruin and Rose is presented by Under Armour and it looks a bit apocalyptic. Something different from Matchstick Productions. Show More Summary

Mountaineers Find Body Parts Of German Skiing Missing Since 1963 On Morteratsch Glacier In Switzerland

Human Remains Found On Morteratsch Glacier Positively Identified As German Skier Who Went Missing 53 Years Ago Morteratsch Glacier, Switzerland – At 7 AM on August 30th, 1963 a German skier intent on skiing the Bernina Massif left the...Show More Summary

Watch The Trailer For TGR’s Tight Loose

Who’s getting excited for winter? The days are getting shorter and winter will be here soon. Get excited for winter today when you watch the trailer for TGR’s Tight Loose. Coming Fall 2016. Official Description from YouTube: Published on Jul 26, 2016 Come join us to celebrate TGR’s 21st Birthday. Show More Summary

Sentinel Peak – 10,874? – Madison Range – Montana

Hiking Sentinel Peak, Peak 10930, and Pyramid Point In Montana’s Madison Range Location: Sentinel Peak, Taylor Hilgard Unit, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade 2 Class II Trailhead: Potamogeton Park...Show More Summary

Sierra Designs Presents The Andrew Skurka Instructional Series: Map and Compass Part 1

Navigation is a key component to safe wilderness travel. Learning how to use a map and compass is a skill that everyone needs to master. This useful video from Sierra Designs is a must watch for every mountain enthusiast who spends time in the backcountry hiking, backpacking, skiing, or any other activity. Show More Summary

Man Lucky To Be Alive After Avalanche Above Lake Alta In Remarkables Backcountry Near Queenstown, New Zealand

Remarkables, New Zealand – At 3:12 PM on July 25 a man triggered a large avalanche above Lake Alta in the backcountry near the Remarkables Ski Resort near Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand. Luckily the man was able to hold...Show More Summary

Exum Mountain Guide Dies After Tragic Fall While Guiding The Grand Teton

IFMGA and AMGA Mountain Guide Gary Falk Dies After Falling 2,400? While Guiding Clients Down The Grand Teton In Grand Teton National Park Moose, Wyoming – On Saturday, July 23, 2016 Gary Falk, an IFMGA and AMGA mountain guide working...Show More Summary

Mountaineers Retreat From K2 After Massive Avalanche Hits Camp III

Large Avalanche On K2 Destroys Tents, Fixed Lines, and Food/Oxygen Caches | Ends Climbing Season On K2 For Most Climbers K2 – On Saturday, July 23, 2016 a massive avalanche hit Camp III at approximately 7315 meters (24,000 feet) on K2 in Pakistan. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – July 18-24, 2016

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! 5 Rescued, 4 Killed After Avalanche On...Show More Summary

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