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Profitable climbers die, parks see document warmth: journey information of the week

Grand Canyon National Park; Photo credit: NPS / M. Quinn.

From inspirational to tragic, Adventure News of the Week offers a summary of the top news in the world of exploration and adventure.

CLIMBING: Bishop Climber and skier Ray Warburton die at the age of 59. Ray Warburton, 59, died last week descending from the North Couloir on Mount Humphreys in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Nearby climbers reported hearing rock falls that may have hit Warburton and caused his death. His body was recovered by search and rescue officers. He is survived by his wife and two children.

GUIDE: 57 hours published report on outdoor leadership in 2020. COVID-19 continues to impact the outdoor world, and a survey by app company 57Hours earlier this month found that people who make a living as outdoor guides have a devastating reality. Of the 109 international tour guides surveyed, zero customers actively took trips at the beginning of June.

The survey found that 92 percent of the guides made their last trip easier in February or March 2020 and lost 75 percent or more of all expected 2020 income and earnings. In addition, 74 percent of the guides agreed that the measures at home remain appropriate at the time. The full survey results and data can be found here.

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DIVERSITY: Evolv works with Pro Climber, Urban Brand, to make collab shoes. Evolv's new Zenist shoe is a collaboration between the climber Ashima Shiraishi and the city brand Brain Dead. All profits from this collab shoe are donated to organizations that provide access to climbing for marginalized and underrepresented communities. The Special Edition shoe is available for pre-order until July 1 for $ 160.

WARMTH: Yellowstone, Grand Canyon Parks and more See record temperatures this summer. On Friday, a hiker died in the Grand Canyon National Park (along the South Kaibab Trail) after excessive heat. The temperature in the region that day was 114 degrees. Record temperatures in any national park, especially in the western states with less shade, can be dangerous. Read some of our tips on how to fight hot weather and be safe here.

Mary MurphyBy Mary Murphy

Mary lives in Denver, Colorado, but often travels abroad. Her outdoor interests range from climbing to landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she doesn't write, you can most likely find her on the top of a fourteen-inch pen or at a local bakery.

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