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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.
SKI: New York Ski Resort damaged in avalanche. A little one on Christmas morning Avalanche struck in Ulster County, NY, brings 6.5 inches of snow, but also damages Belleayre Mountain ski area. The avalanche caused a snow slide to break through the structure and windows of a lodge. Nobody was hurt. The resort reopened on December 27th.
CLIMBING: Alex Megos is climbing the Boulder Project V15. The German climber Alex Megos has climbed the hardest bouldering grade out thereand sent the V15-graded The story of two worlds in Cresciano, Switzerland. Megos made it back in August First ascent of the bibliography, an agreed 5.15d, one of the two toughest sport climbing tours in the world.
FILMS: Reel Rock extends film tour through January 3rd. Reel Rocks 15th annual film tour, held virtually this year, has expanded its virtual tour demonstrations and ticket holder rights over the holidays. The four films showing on Reel Rock this year include “Deep Roots”, “Black Ice”, “Action Directe” and “First Ascent Last Ascent”. You can see the trailers Here.
DONATIONS: Outdoor Prolink raises over $ 70,000 for nonprofit partners. Outdoor Prolink (a pro-purchase program for professionals in the outdoor industry) announced its results from matched donations from Giving Tuesday and the month of December.
Prolink has raised a total of $ 72,873 This year, Prolink’s non-profit partners were American Whitewater, Conservation Alliance, Outdoor Afro, PridePads Africa, Protect Our Winters, and the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Congress ready to create 63rd National Park
Given the drama of 2020, America is preparing to welcome its newest national park – and the first in West Virginia. Continue reading…
From Mary Murphy
Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.