Disaster has struck again on Manaslu. For the second time in a week, a large avalanche cycle has hit climbers on the mountain. Last week, avalanches killed several climbers including world-renowned ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson. A massive avalanche struck base camp on the morning of October 2, burying upwards of 30 tents. Higher up on the mountain, another avalanche struck a party descending from Camp 2 to Camp 1, killing a Sherpa. Several climbing teams were high on the mountain eyeing a summit push today, but with heavy snowfall on the route and the avalanche damage at camps, are heading back down the mountain. Tashi Lakpa Sherpa managed to capture footage of the avalanche that struck base camp.
Other 8000 meter peaks in Nepal are experiencing similar risks. Reports from Dhaulagiri indicate similarly dangerous avalanche conditions on the mountain. Several parties are on the mountain, struggling to make progress with the weather and heavy snow. A team including Vivian Bruchez, Mike Arnold and more are attempting a ski descent of the peak. On Everest, bad conditions caused Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel to cancel a summit push with skis.
In his very first podcast we welcome Eric Pehota, the freeskiing pioneer and undeniable ski legend, to the LPP. We sat down in his shop in Pemberton, BC alongside one of his sons... and friend of the show, Logan, who just happens to be one of the best skiers on the planet right now. Listen Eric talks about pioneering countless first descents in the Coast Mountains of BC with his ski partner and friend, Trevor Petersen. In the late 1980's and early 90's Eric and his ski partner,
With 114" and counting, JHMR is firing up Big Red for the season this Saturday. | JHMR photo. The wait is over! Jackson Hole Mountain Resort plans to open the Aerial Tram this Saturday December 3 as well as Sublette Chair and Bridger Gondola. With a continuous stream of snowfall flowing into the Tetons for the past few weeks (114 inches and counting), the resort is opening much of the upper mountain’s terrain and the full 4139 vertical feet available off the Tram. The newly replaced
The Biden Administration announced their intention to protect nearly 450,000 acres of southern Nevada as part of a new National Monument. | Honor Spirit Mountain photo. This week, The Biden Administration announced that they are preparing to protect nearly 450,000 acres of Nevada land under the 1906 Antiquities Act as the nation’s newest National Monument. The land in question encompasses a sacred tribal site on 5,642-foot Avi Kwa Ame (Spirit Mountain) south of Las Vegas. Congress