Did you hear?... Looking for a winter adventure?

Looking for a winter adventure? How about mountain biking across Siberia?

Looking for a winter adventure? How about mountain biking across Siberia? The Trans-Baykal-Bike Expedition across the frozen Lake Baykal will take place starting Feb. 15. Trip sponsors are asking for applications from people 18-23 years of age from different countries, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, England, Holland, Sweden, United States, and Canada. Six will be chosen to participate, all expenses paid, all gear taken care of by sponsors, including W.L. Gore, ispo - the sports community, Jack Wolfskin, and Scott USA. The trip will last about one month, and applications are due Dec. 31. For details, go to www.TBB-Expedition.com.


Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> The eighth annual Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous held in Vail, Colo., from Oct. 2-5, brought together 202 industry leaders, a 10 percent increase over last year's attendance. The event was strongly supported by a long list of sponsors including: REI, Merrell, ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> The Polartec Challenge has announced the winners of the Polartec Challenge for 2004. Winners for the coming year are Amy Bullard, leader of the Southern Patagonia Icecap Ski Traverse and climbs in the Cerro Moreno Group, and Dave Anderson, leader of the Long Walk Expedition. ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Bustin' another rumor: GoLite is NOT going bankrupt, is NOT looking for outside investors, and is NOT under pressure by outside investors to pump up the profits for a quick sale. All three rumors were floating around the trade show halls during Outdoor Retailer and, according ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Chasing rumors once again. No, Any Mountain -- a chain of specialty outdoor/snow sport stores in Northern California -- is not going out of business, and no, Marmot has not invested in Any Mountain. Here is what we do know. A little over a month ago, Bud Hoffman, owner of Any ...read more

Did you hear?... Adventure Medical Kits to sponsor Subaru/Gary Fisher mountain bike team

Adventure Medical Kits will be sponsoring the Subaru/Gary Fisher international mountain bike race team by providing an assortment of first aid kits for both personal and team use. SNEWS® View: Clearly AMK hopes for increased exposure in a market for which they've built specific ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> "Farther Than the Eye Can See," the documentary portraying Erik Weihenmayer's historic and record-breaking climb of Mount Everest, will make its West Coast premier at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Mountain Hardwear, Outside Magazine and Merrill ...read more

Did you hear?... Backpacker changes its look

Backpacker hasn't changed its look (other than a few tweaks and twitches here and there) for more than 13 years now. All that changes with the September issue, of which SNEWS® was just given a sneak peek. The cover jumps out at you now from the newsstand, with a brand new logo in ...read more

Did you hear?... Rocky Terrain: A Look at the Risks in the Outdoor Adventure Industry

If you are a retailer, an outfitter, or even a non-profit offering outdoor adventure or education programs, you should take note of the following survey -- "Rocky Terrain: A Look at the Risks in the Outdoor Adventure Industry." The survey, conducted in partnership with The St. ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

For the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 >> Bill Bancroft, a well-loved sales rep for Mountain Hardwear working with Barry Schrimsher and the Sherpa Group, as well as for K2 working with Terry Skjersaa, was found dead of an apparent suicide at the age of 50 on Sept. 24. Prior to ...read more