Annapurna. (Wikipedia Commons photo)
Took the week off last week, but we’re right back to it with some good links on this edition of the Weekly Stoke! Check these out:
Congratulations to Ueli Steck for his successful ascent of Annapurna. Steck had twice been denied this mountain’s summit, but this time did it in style, climbing its south face solo. That’s a feat that has never been done before, and just months after his harrowing brawl incident on Everest.
Les Stroud talks about what survivalism is really all about, and has some critiques for others who take their chances just for the TV cameras.
Here are some tips for summiting Pikes Peak.
From The Adventure Journal, a list of the 9 most intense bivvies.
Here’s a first-hand account of what it’s like dealing with a rescue situation in the backcountry, also from The Adventure Journal.
Some victims of the Boston Marathon bombing are learning to run again.
Organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon are banning hydration packs from being used during those races.
Finally, check out this cool video of exploring caves under Oregon’s Mount Hood.
For the younger set, August is the time when you’re gearing for school. The rest of us have been working anyway. And in between that, well, hopefully you’ve been doing something awesome. Speaking of awesome, you need to check out what I’ve got here for you on this edition of the Weekly Stoke!
This diagram from Outside Online should help you pick which obstacle course race you should do:
Authorities in Nepal, hoping to get a handle on the circus that has become the Everest spring climbing season, intend to regulate the mountain more.
A snowboarder’s body was recovered on Mount Hood.
Here is part satire, part truth, in terms of nutrition product reviews.
This report does not bode well for the future of U.S. groundwater supplies.
And finally, a pretty sweet ice climbing video. Enjoy!
Something I’ve thought about doing for some time is posting some things in the news that I’ve seen that might interest folks like you and me. So I’m going to set aside a weekly space for some of the stories that caught my attention, and might also stoke yours. Thus is born the Weekly Stoke!
Mount Hood. (Wikipedia Commons photo)
A hiker in Oregon got herself in a bit of trouble on Mount Hood, slipping and falling and injuring her leg. She was able to dig out a snow cave where she rode it out six days before being rescued. Check out the full story and a video here.
A less uplifting story out of Colorado. Some backcountry skiers got caught in a large avalanche, and not all of them survived to tell the tale. An excellent write-up from the Denver Post can be found here.
A day hike in Southern California turned out to be a much more serious ordeal for a group of young hikers this week. This story ends well, however.
And finally, a final tip of the hat to winter on one of the more interesting bike rides you will ever see. Watch the video: