Jeffery Sanford with his lake trout; Photo courtesy of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
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From inspiring to tragic, Adventure News of the Week offers a recap of the most important news from the world of exploration and adventure.
HIKING: Hikers found in Zion National Park 2 weeks after missing. Holly Courtier, a 38-year-old California woman, disappeared in Zion National Park on October 6th. Her family reported that she was missing that day and park officials have been looking for her since then. Search and rescue teams on Saturday Courtier found in Zion National Park. Park rangers received a "credible tip" from a park visitor that they had seen Courtier in the park. She was reunited with her family.
FISHING: Take in lake trout and win the environment. Jeffery Sanford set a new sea record when he pulled a 19.36 pound lake trout in the Vermont part of Lake Champlain. Not only was the fish large, it was also remarkable in that it had no lampreys scars. The enormous, intact trout heralds successful long-term efforts to control the parasitic species. read this whole story here.
RUNNING: New US record for 48-hour women. Marisa Lizak, 41, of Marina del Rey, California, ran a whopping 243.5 miles in 48 hours last week to set the new US record. It beat the old record by just over a mile. read this whole story here.
LAUFEN: 85-year-old sets new mileage record. Ian Barnes just gave everyone who gave each other a little more inspiration over the years to keep fit. The 85-year-old from Great Britain set a new national mile record for over 85s of 8 minutes and 10.40 seconds on Saturday October 10th. Learn more Here.
CLIMBING: Nepalis Summit Baruntse. While only a few overseas expeditions can climb the Himalayas this season, the local Nepal Tourism Recovery Expedition 2020 reached 7,129 m Baruntse last week. The team of seven, led by Dawa Steven Sherpa, left Camp 2 on Thursday and reached the top shortly after noon. Read the full story below ExplorersWeb.
By Sean McCoy
Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a lifelong wildlife enthusiast who grew up hunting and fishing forests and lakes in central Wisconsin. He joined GearJunkie after 10 years as a newspaper man in the Caribbean, where he learned to sail and repair wooden boats. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.