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Climbers missing and presumed dead on Nanga Parbat‘s Mazeno Ridge

Nanga Parbat‘s Diamir Face with the Mazeno Ridge extending toward the foreground. [Photo] Guilhem Vellut, Wikimedia Mariano Galvan and Alberto Zerain are presumed to have died in an avalanche at around 6000 meters on Nanga Parbat (8125m). The two climbers had gone missing on June 24 while attempting the second ascent of the long, technical Mazeno Ridge. Galvan, 37, of Argentina, and Zerain, 55, of Spain‘s Basque region, had

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The world gasps in the aftermath of Alex Honnold‘s free solo of El Capitan‘s Freerider (5.13a, 3,000‘)

In this photo that was taken through a telescope on the ground, Alex Honnold carefully makes his way across the highly technical, friction-dependent moves (5.11) low on the Freerider route (VI 5.13a, 3,000‘) during his historic ropeless ascent of El Capitan, June 3. [Photo] Tom Evans Alex Honnold swore his friends to secrecy for almost two years while he prepared to carry out the unthinkable: a free ascent of El Capitan without a rop

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Family organizes continued search efforts for Galvan and Zerain on Nanga Parbat

This photo taken during the helicopter search on July 1 shows where Mariano Galvan and Alberto Zerain disappeared on Nanga Parbat‘s Mazeno Ridge. [Photo] Alex Gavan Mariano Galvan‘s family has arranged to continue searching for him and his climbing partner Alberto Zerain after the two went missing June 24 on Nanga Parbat‘s Mazeno Ridge. The official search was called off and the men are presumed dead after a helicopter re

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Outdoor Retailer winter trade show is merging with SIA Snow Show in Denver

Emerald Expositions LLC--the company that owns Outdoor Retailer--announced May 24 that it has acquired the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show and that the winter OR trade show will now be held in conjunction with the SIA show in Denver in January. A press release reads: Under the new ownership of Emerald Expositions, the January SIA Snow Show will merge with Outdoor Retailer to become the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show endorsed

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Legacy Restoration Project begets another high-end route: Yosemite‘s Misty Wall (5.13)

With Yosemite Falls rumbling to his left, Jon Cardwell face climbs into the final 5.12 splitter crack on Pitch 13 of the Misty Wall (5.13, 1,700‘) during a free ascent with Sasha DiGiulian on May 27. Cardwell had previously freed the individual pitches with Marcus Garcia last autumn, but the recent ascent is the first time the route has been free climbed in a continuous push, which took about 14.5 hours. [Photo] Marcus Garcia There a

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Zinke‘s interim report recommends reducing Bears Ears National Monument

Ryan Franz down climbs from the summit of Bridger Jack Butte to access a rappel station in April 2015. The King of Pain pinnacle is in the background. The area is part of the Bears Ears National Monument designated by outgoing President Barack Obama on December 28, 2016. [Photo] Derek Franz Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters in a phone-in press conference today that his interim report on Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) recomm

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Summer Outdoor Retailer is moving to Denver in 2018

A deal was confirmed July 6 that the summer Outdoor Retailer trade show will move to Denver, Colorado, next year. Pictured from left to right are Luis Benitez, director of Colorado‘s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office; Darrell Denny, executive vice president of Emerald Expositions; Amy Roberts, executive director, Outdoor Industry Association; Governor John Hickenlooper; Mayor Michael Hancock; Nick Sargent, president of SnowSports Indus

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Researchers, activists and climbers respond to Trump‘s withdrawal from Climate Accord

[Photo] Jay Mantri, courtesy of StockSnap On June 1, President Trump announced that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. A total of 194 countries committed to the 2015 agreement, drafted to "strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change." Each nation pledged to take steps to limit the average global increase in temperature to less than 2C above pre-industrial levels. Scientists widely agree that 2C i

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Kilian Jornet completes two fast and light ascents of Everest in one week

Kilian Jornet points to Mt. Everest‘s shrouded summit while acclimatizing for his first speed ascent of the North Col route. [Photo] Sebastien Montaz-Rosset/Kilian Jornet collection Kilian Jornet summited Mt. Everest (8848m) twice in one week via the North Col/Northeast Ridge--on May 21 and 27--in an attempt to set a new round-trip speed record without using fixed ropes or supplemental oxygen. Jornet is a 29-year-old Spanish clim

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Katie Bono sets probable women‘s speed record on Denali at 21 hours, 6 minutes

Katie Bono trains at 13,500 feet on Denali, June 1, to prepare for her speed ascent on June 13-14 in which she set a probable female round-trip record of 21 hours, 6 minutes. That time is the third or fourth fastest time overall. [Photo] Savannah Cummins [This story has been updated to correct previous inaccuracies about Bono‘s record on Mt. Rainier and the sequence of her previous ascents of Denali.--Ed.] Katie Bono made a round-

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