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Aspiring Mountain Guide Falls 300 Meters To His Death On Grandes Jorasses On Mont Blanc Massif

Grandes Jorasses, Mont Blanc Massif – On Thursday, July 6, 2017 a 30-year-old aspiring mountain guide from Switzerland fell 300 meters to his death while abseiling on the Grandes Jorasses (4200 meters) on the Mont Blanc massif. His partner, who was also an aspiring mountain guide, was uninjured. Show More Summary

This ski resort in Montana can be all yours for $2.95M

Do you like having 156 acres of prime Montana skiing terrain to yourself? If you do, and have a cool $2.95 million laying around, we have a resort for you. The post This ski resort in Montana can be all yours for $2.95M appeared first on

BBB warns that upstart brand Revision Skis scammed its customers

Last month, the Better Business Bureau warned customers that Revision Skis was scamming buyers. NEWSCHOOLERS found out the scope of the fraud. The post BBB warns that upstart brand Revision Skis scammed its customers appeared first on

Search And Rescue Volunteers Robbed At Gunpoint on Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail, California – On July 8, 2017 two search and rescue volunteers with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department were robbed at gunpoint on the Pacific Crest Trail while conducting a rescue mission. The incident occurred on the PCT between Highway 58 and Kelso Valley Road in California. Show More Summary

Mountaineers And Tourists Will See Enhanced Security On Mont Blanc This Summer

Chamonix, France – On July 8, 2017, the Compagnie du Mont Blanc signed an agreement with the gendarmerie to enhance safety measures in the tourist hub of Chamonix, France – specifically at the Aiguille du Midi. The extra security is in response to the recent wave of terrorist attacks in France. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – July 3-9, 2017

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! Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano Eruption Caught On Camera – – Impressive footage from Mexico. Show More Summary

IFMGA Guide Mark Smiley Presents 9 Pro Tips To Pitch Your Tent On A Glacier

Pitching your tent correctly in the big mountains is an essential skill for mountaineers. If you’re planning to pitch your tent on a glacier, these tips will help you have a safe and comfortable shelter. Learn how to pitch your tent on a glacier: 9 Pro Tips to Pitch Your Tent on a Glacier from Mark Smiley on Vimeo. Show More Summary

Outdoor Research Presents Alone Together

#vanlife seems to be all the rage right now, but is it destroying the outdoor experience? #savethecampfire Watch Alone Together from Outdoor Research: Watch More Videos From Outdoor Research Official Description From YouTube: Published...Show More Summary

Landslide Creates New Lake In Wyoming Range

Willow Creek, Wyoming Range – In June 2017, forest officials accidentally found that a new lake had been formed when a remote landslide dammed the Willow Creek Drainage in the Wyoming Range south of Jackson, Wyoming. It is unclear when the landslide was triggered. Show More Summary

Wildfire threatens Breckenridge, forces evacuations

A wildfire that was sparked Wednesday near Breckenridge, Colorado is threatening the ski resort town and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. The post Wildfire threatens Breckenridge, forces evacuations appeared first on

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Western Montana In Middle Of The Night

Lincoln, Montana – At 12:30am on Thursday, July 6, 2017 a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit about 7 miles southeast of Lincoln, Montana. The shakes were felt for hundreds of miles. Luckily there were no reports of injuries or any major damage. Show More Summary

RMI Guide Brent Okita Sets New Record For Most Summits Of Mt. Rainier

Mt Rainier, Washington – According to, in June 2017, Brent Okita, a professional mountain guide with RMI, set the record for the most summits of 14,411? Mt. Rainier in Washington. Okita has now summited the peak 520 times! Congrats! Only two people have summited Mt. Show More Summary

Jmy Works Presents Moments In Time

There’s something super fun about riding bikes. Featuring rider Jon Bokrantz, this short video edit from Jimmy Svensson will help to bring the feeling of biking to life for any viewer. Are you ready to ride? Watch Moments In Time from Jmy Works: Moments in Time from Jmy Works on Vimeo. Show More Summary

2 Mountaineers Presumed Dead After Avalanche On Mazeno Ridge On Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat, Himalayas – In June 2017, Alberto Zerain of Spain and Mariano Galvan from Argentina went missing while attempting the 2nd ascent of the Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat (8126 meters) in the Himalayas. Authorities believe the two experienced mountaineers died in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat at approximately 6000 meters ( Show More Summary

Gus Kenworthy featured in ESPN’s Body Issue skiing in the nude; video

Each year, ESPN’s Body Issue regularly features action sports athletes within its pages. There have been the likes of Jamie Anderson, Kelly Slater, Coco Ho, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, Leticia Bufoni and many others. With the release...Show More Summary

GoPro Awards Presents Eagle Steals GoPro

This GoPro Award winning footage from Matt Beedle of Juneau, Alaska is pretty incredible! Aren’t bald eagles amazing creatures!? Watch A North American Bald Eagle Steal A GoPro Good effort finding the camera! Read more about this footage...Show More Summary

Skier Missing After Falling Through Snow Bridge On Mount Rainier In Washington

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington – On Monday, July 3, 2017 a 30-year-old skier from Washington went missing after falling through a snow bridge over Pebble Creek while descending from Camp Muir (10188?) to Paradise (5400?) on Mount Rainier (14410?) in Washington. Show More Summary

Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano Eruption Caught On Camera

Popocateptl Volcano, Mexico – At 8:19 am on July 2, 2017,Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash and smoke two kilometers into the air. The eruption was caught on camera. It’s pretty impressive! Popocatepetl is 5,426 meter tall active stratovolcano. Show More Summary

11 Killed When Cable Snaps On Illegal Chairlift In Murree, Pakistan

Murree, Pakistan – On Thursday, June 29, 2017 11 people were killed when a chairlift cable snapped in the tourist area of Murree about 30 km northeast of Islamabad, Pakistan. According to, 13 people were riding the lift when the cable snapped during strong winds. Show More Summary

Andrew Hamilton Sets New Nolan’s 14 Speed Record In Colorado

Sawatch Mountain Range, Colorado – In June 2017, ultra runner Andrew Hamilton set a new N-S speed record of 53 hours, 42 minutes on Nolan’s 14 in Colorado. Congrats! Nolan’s 14 is an unofficial traverse of roughly 100 miles and approximately 44,000 vertical feet that tags 14 summits over 14,000? in the Sawatch Mountain Range of Colorado. Show More Summary

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