Four skiers were killed in an avalanche at Wilson Glade in Utah’s Wasatch area. Photo credit: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department SAR
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From inspiring to tragic, Adventure News of the Week presents a round-up of the top news in the world of exploration and adventure.
RUN: Pam Reed becomes a member of the 100 100-Miler Club. Three weeks before her 60th birthday, Jackson, Wyo., Runner Pam Reed finished her 100th 100 mile race. Her 100th goal was at Grandmaster Ultras in Arizona on February 3, 2021. Her performance includes 14 Wasatch Front 100 placements and 11 Badwater 135 placements (top three each time). She joins 16 other runners when performing the service.
SNOW: Avalanche deaths over US marks This week deadliest in over 100 years. It was a tragic week in the hinterland, with three avalanche incidents with multiple deaths and multiple burials with one skier. In Colorado there were three residents of Eagle County killed in an avalanche On Monday.
On Thursday, a man entered Colorado’s backcountry near Vail. identified as Eagle Resident John Kuo, died in the east avalanche. And in Utah, four were saved and Four more were killed in the avalanche in the Wilson Basin on Saturday. A local company has one GoFundMe for the survivors and families of the victims.
In Alaska Three men were killed in a slide on Bear Mountain near Chugiak. Thomas Devine from Chugiak (54), Matthew Nyman from Denver (43) and Edward Watson from Miami (50) died in this avalanche.
Other avalanche deaths this week include: a skier in New Hampshire, a backcountry skier in California, a skier up Square Top Mountain in Utah, and a snowmobiler in Montana – Set the death toll to 15 within seven days.
SKI FOR FIRE: American skis across Minnesota in support of Lakotas of the Pine Ridge Reservation. This Sunday, Ty Olson embarked on a month-long 250-mile ski expedition along the Minnesota border. He will make the trip alone and without assistance, pulling all of his supplies onto a sled.
Olson is raising funds for a local nonprofit program, One Spirit’s Wood Program. One Spirit’s Wood Program is a fund that employs Lakota workers on Pine Ridge to provide firewood to those in need. Find out more here.
BRAND: Founder of MountainFLOW Eco Wax Seals Shark Tank Investment of $ 300,000. Peter Arlein of Carbondale, Colorado MountainFLOW in 2016. In the wake of the FIS ban on fluorocarbons in waxes In 2020, MountainFLOW estimates record sales for the coming season. He signed a deal with two “sharks” that weekend – Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran.
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