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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.
CLIMBING: Emily Harrington Free climbs El Cap in less than a day. Emily Harrington did an incredible feat – she climbed Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan in less than a day.
she is the one first woman to climb freely the granite wall over the Golden Gate route and only the fourth woman to reach the summit in less than 24 hours. Your total time was 21 hours 13 minutes. Harrington’s performance comes less than a year after taking one bad fall on the track.
TRI: 21 year old Chris Nikic becomes the first with Down syndrome to graduate from IRONMAN. Last weekend, 21 year old Chris Nikic from Florida finished his first IRONMAN. He’s the first athlete with Down syndrome to try this – and the first to get there.
Nikic completed the tri – which includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile marathon – in 16:46:09. “Goal set and achieved,” he said wrote on Instagram. “Time to set a new and bigger goal for 2021.”
SAFETY: Meier Skis is working with Bondi Outdoors to offer virtual Avi training. Avalanche educators and seasoned skiers from Bondi Outdoor Leadership will lead this 1 to 1.5 hour program online on November 18th. The free virtual clinic covers basic skills, assessing and reducing risk, and more.
Denver-based Meier Ski Shop will also be running personal Avi 1 courses for smaller groups this winter with Bondi Outdoors. The personal classes are held in Rocky Mountain National Park. registration is now open.
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From Mary Murphy
Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests range from climbing to 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.