Sports News and Press Releases about Outdoor Industry Events
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May 24, 2023
First double amputee to climb Mount Everest
Hari Budha Magar has become the first double above-the-knee amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain at 29,032 feet. USA Today
May 22, 2023
Climbers Make History: 2 Mountaineers Become First Deaf Americans to Reach Everest Summit
Two mountaineers, Scott Lehmann and Shayna Unger, have made history this week. The duo, both educators from Washington, D.C., made it their mission to become some of the first Deaf people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Gear Junkie
May 18, 2023
National Parks Close Roads and Campgrounds and Delay Summer Openings
The epic winter of 2022–23 is still with us, with snowmelt causing flooding concerns in some national parks and in others roads and trails are closed for repairs. Here’s what you need to know for your summer trips. Outside Online
April 24, 2023
How Livestreaming Will Shape the Future of Ultrarunning
There’s much to be said about GPS watches, sport-specific equipment, online registration, social media, and the emerging world of fantasy trail running. But the media landscape of the sport, in particular, video livestreaming, is a major technological force shaping the future of ultrarunning—not just for the runners but also for...
April 14, 2023
The Grand Canyon Received Historic Snowfall. Now Rim-to-Rim Season Is in Peril
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon will remain closed until June 2, the National Park Service announced this week, driving a hatchet into the respective plans of rim-to-rim runners and thru-hikers on the Arizona Trail. Outside Online
March 20, 2023
2024 Olympic Surfing at Teahupo’o: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Recent headlines concerning Kelly Slater’s Olympic aspirations has me thinking about the 2024 Paris Games, and the surfing event to be held at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, where, if by the sport’s expressed standard everything goes right, it could all go terribly wrong. This dire prediction has nothing to do with imagining...
March 6, 2023
Nepal bans solo trekking for tourists, guides mandatory from April 1
Long known as a trekkers' paradise, Nepal is changing how tourists can enjoy its mountain scenery with a new rule that prohibits solo hiking. From April 1, independent travellers hoping to explore the peaks of the Himalayan destination will need to hire a licensed guide to accompany them on their...
January 10, 2023
Trail Running and Drug-Testing: Where Do We Go From Here?
Because there is very little authentic drug testing in trail and ultra-distance running, no out-of-competition testing and often delayed and inconsistent communication among anti-doping agencies, the sport is at a critical juncture with a growing influx of money and professionalism — especially after the results of one of the sport’s...
December 20, 2022
National Park Service Announces 5 Fee-Free Days for 2023
The National Park Service will have 5 entrance fee-free days in 2023. These ‘free days’ provide free admittance to all national parks for everyone. On these days of commemoration or celebration each year, the National Park Service is committed to increasing access to national parks and promoting the advantages of outdoor...
November 17, 2022
Legendary climber Alex Honnold is also a ninja ultrarunner
Ultrasignup shows Honnold as having completed one other ultra in 2011, but he’s also flown under the radar with some running accomplishments, including a casual R2R2R (Rim to Rim to Rim) of the Grand Canyon in 2021–an endurance challenge that is on many runners’ bucket lists. Canadian Running
August 14, 2022
Focusing on diversity and inclusion, gravel bike racing welcomes all to this sport
Gravel racing, known to embrace all, regardless of race, gender, weight or age, is steadily becoming the most welcoming sport. npr
June 28, 2022
IOC Announces New Skiing Events to Debut at 2026 Olympics
On June 24, the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) announced three new events coming to the 2026 Winter Olympics. The IOC’s Executive Board also added several non-FIS events. A skeleton mixed-team event and luge doubles (men’s and women’s) now join ski mountaineering, which the committee looped in last summer....
June 14, 2022
Catch up with the crazy runners competing in California’s The Speed Project
A race without sponsors, without rules, without even a website. Where no spectators are allowed and there’s no purse at the end – and yet it attracts some of the world’s best athletes, drawn by the promise of a unique trial of pace and perseverance – that is The Speed...
June 12, 2022
Mountain Biker Dies on Palisade Plunge Trail After Running out of Water
The Mesa County Sheriff’s office reports that a 52-year-old mountain biker died on the Palisade Plunge trail on Saturday after suffering a “heat-related illness.” A release says the man, from Colorado Springs, was riding alone and ran out of water. Single Tracks
June 1, 2022
Appalachian Trail Hiker Falls Off Cliff, Dies
On May 29, Paul “Grandmaster” Classen fell from one of the most photographed places in Virginia and later died from his injuries. Classen, 23, fell 50 feet from McAfee Knob, which juts from the summit of Catawba Mountain (3,197 feet). GearJunkie
June 1, 2022
25-Year-Old Woman Gored by Bison at Yellowstone National Park
According the officials, the woman, along with two other people, were well within the 25 yard distance requirement. The victim was within 10 feet of the animal. Bison have injured more people at Yellowstone than any other animal in the park. The Inertia
May 29, 2022
Why Are So Many Climbers in Trouble on Mount Hood This Year?
The most popular route up Oregon’s Mount Hood, an 11,249-foot active volcano, passes by two giant cavities that exhaust lethal sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. The Devils Kitchen fumarole sits just climber’s right of Hogsback, a steep snow ridge that runs from 10,500 feet up to the Pearly Gates, the...
May 24, 2022
Alex Honnold, The World’s Boldest Climber, Just Became A Dad. Now What?
Honnold, age 36, is a brand-new dad, and fatherhood makes for a terrific equalizer. It transforms otherwise superhuman men into everyday citizens, leaving them to paw around in the dark for fresh diapers, for nearby pacifiers, and for answers that can take years to arrive, if ever. There is no...
May 20, 2022
Sport climbing World Cup events in China cancelled because of COVID-19
October’s two International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup legs scheduled to take place China have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lead and speed IFSC World Cup in Xiamen was due to take place from October 15 to 17, while the boulder and speed IFSC World...
May 18, 2022
3 men sentenced for wading in river with feeding bears at Katmai
Three men were sentenced Monday for leaving a popular bear viewing platform in Katmai National Park and Preserve and wading into the river toward brown bears feeding on salmon, according to federal prosecutors. Alaska Public
May 18, 2022
US cyclo-cross stalwart Jingle Cross cancelled after UCI designation disappears
The popular Iowa cyclo-cross races at Jingle Cross, which started 18 years ago, will not run in 2022. After hosting UCI-sanctioned cyclo-cross races since 2007, including five World Cup events since 2016, John Meehan, event founder and race director, announced he has pulled the plug on the event for this...
May 12, 2022
Black Americans create history successfully scaling Mt Everest
A team of black Americans scripted history by scaling world highest peak this morning, according to expedition organiser. Jiban Ghimire, Managing Director at Shangri-La Nepal Treks, said that Seven-member Full Circle Everest expedition team along with Sherpa climbers successfully scaled Mt Everest. The Himalayan Times
May 11, 2022
14-Year-Old Races Solo, Beats Out Adult Teams in Adventure Race
Competing against 21 other teams of all ages, 14-year-old Ian Dunlap put on a solo orienteering clinic and nabbed first place at the 2022 Mission Lite Adventure Race. Gear Junkie
May 9, 2022
Climber Dies on Everest, Another Missing on Lhotse
On Sunday, Nepali officials confirmed the death of Russian climber Pavel Kostrikin, 55, on the slopes of Mount Everest. According to multiple reports, Kostrikin collapsed and died of altitude sickness on Saturday evening at Camp I, which is located at 17,585 feet. Outside Online
May 5, 2022
17-Year-Old Dies In River Surfing Accident at Bend Whitewater Park
The park, which features three channels in the Deschutes River, is a popular place for river surfers. Twenty-six pneumatic air bladders were installed into the river bed in 2015, and they are adjusted in real time to create waves of different shapes for surfers of different skill levels. The Inertia