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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.
NEWS: The mysterious monolith in Utah is disappearing. A mysterious, “Space Junk” -like metal monument has disappeared from the middle of the Utah desert as soon as it was discovered.
The monolith surfaced on satellite imagery and took the world by storm after members of the Utah Department of Public Safety discovered it last week. The BLM agency in Utah reported that they did not remove the structure, but someone else did it on Friday November 27th.
RUN: Kilian Jornet ends the 24-hour record attempt in the hospital. The accomplished ultra runner Kilian Jornet started the attempt to hopefully beat the current record of 303 km of Yiannis Kouros in 24 hours. It broke off after a little less than 11 hours.
He had severe chest pain and ended up seeing a doctor, Jornet wrote in an Instagram post.
MOUNTAIN: Moro and Txikon climb Manaslu in winter. Two climbers, Simone Moro and Alex Txikon, dubbed “The Lords of Winter” by the Italian media, have just announced that they will give it a try rare winter summit of the 8,000 m high Manaslu summit. Currently they are the only team expected to make the exceptionally difficult and dangerous climb this winter.
CLIMBING: Vermont Climbing Org and Access Fund are permanently protecting the Bolton Dome. Vermont’s Climbing Resource Access Group (CRAG-VT) and Access Fund saw sustained relief this month to bolster recovery protection at the Bolton Dome. The area includes a sustainable network of trails, the Bolton Dome (which has more than 75 routes ranging from 5.3 to 5.13) and is located on indigenous land.
Both organizations work with leaders of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation to give the Abenaki people better access to the region. The relief will “allow certain recreational, cultural and educational purposes; the procurement of food, materials and medicines; and other traditional activities. “
GEAR: Gearo starts first worldwide equipment rental. Gearo, an online outdoor gear marketplace, has created an equipment rental company that operates across its network of 200+ outdoor retailers and 75+ cities. The pass gives customers an affordable way to access thousands of rental products in categories such as ski, snowboard, bike, kayak, camping, and more.
Depending on your interests, three different passes with different rental advantages are available. Passes start at $ 33 per month and you can view Gearo’s network or buy a pass Here.
Recall: Santa Cruz, Juliana Warn Mountain bike frames can buckle
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