Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

New national park: The nation officially has a new national park in West Virginia, thanks to the latest pandemic stimulus package. [Travel + Leisure]

Tribute to a great outdoor writer: A remembrance of “one of the great environmental writers of our time,” Barry Lopez. [Outside Online]

Outdoor inclusivity reading list: James Edward Mills has created a book group on Goodreads to encourage the reading and discussion of outdoor literature by BIPOC authors.

No refunds for Ironman entrants: A judge has ruled against a Colorado woman who brought a class-action lawsuit against Ironman and the World Triathlon Corporation for refusing to issue refunds for cancelled races. [BRAIN]

PCT permits: The Pacific Crest Trail Association and Forest Service announced this week that they will issue permits for the 2021 season. [Backpacker]

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Industry Buzz: Follow words with action, BIPOC adventure grant, Great Outdoors Month, national park climbing

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Words require action: A wonderful reminder to the outdoor industry that, when it comes to supporting BIPOC members of your community, hashtags and black squares on Instagram are not enough. [Medium] Save the travel photo more


Industry Buzz: Rossignol changes leadership, Trump undercuts the Great American Outdoors Act, Vista Outdoors boosts sales, Colorado reintroduces wolves

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Rossignol gets new CEO: The company will transfer its leadership from 16-year chief executive Bruno Cercley to Vincent Wauters in Q1 of 2021. GAOA threatened: The Trump administration is already undercutting the more

A tag on a Patagonia shirt being lifted to reveal a message on the underside: "Vote the assholes out."

Industry Buzz: Patagonia hides political message on clothing tags, body recovered in Colorado, ski ticket changes, Jeremy Jones, outdoor voters

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Vote the assholes out: Patagonia hid a provocative message on the back of some clothing tags this season. People just recently noticed, and the revelation is now making waves on the internet. [BACKPACKER] Body recovered in more

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Industry Buzz: New Warren Miller film, helping outdoor employees vote, a paid residency for outdoor writers, Latria Graham speaks, the first dog to reach 7,000 feet in the Himalayas

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Warren Miller’s new flick: Check out the preview for “Future Retro,” the latest film from Warren Miller. Helping employees vote: Outdoor leaders describe why and how they’re helping their teams get to the polls next month. more

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Industry Buzz: Summiting K2, rush for drilling rights, a fresh face at Giro, blazing a unique trail across Colorado, an amazing ultramarathon finish

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Winter ascent: This season, four teams of climbers will attempt a feat never accomplished before—summiting K2 in winter. [Climbing] Rush for drilling rights: Oil companies are stockpiling drilling permits in the waning days more

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Industry Buzz: Latria Graham speaks out, get paid $50K to explore parks, outdoor subscription for women, outdoor education jobs

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Latria Graham responds: After publishing a groundbreaking essay in Outside two years ago, the writer and activist has responded to the flood of readers who encountered her original piece and asked for advice about more

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Industry Buzz: Addressing intolerant language, national park danger, the future of outdoor, discussing diversity with a congressman, small town activism

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Yeti Cycles updates its language: In response to concerns about insensitivity toward Indigenous communities in the U.S., the brand will soon drop the word “tribe” from all its marketing material and brand language. more

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Industry Buzz: Diversity in camping, climbing in China, Crater Lake lawbreakers, outdoor gear shortage, Colorado gear shop closes, climbing chalk vs. coronavirus

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web How to build diversity in camping: Start by taking a hard look at access (or lack thereof) to gear. [Los Angeles Times] Climbing in China: American climber Mike Dobie has been trying to promote his sport in China for years. more

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Industry Buzz: Inclusive outdoor language, Americans sneak into Canada, park visits surge, the rise of skoolies, KEEN and Osprey innovate

What’s in a name: Racist climbing route names, tone-deaf brand terminology, and other instances of offensive language across the outdoor space are being examined anew. [The Colorado Sun] Speaking of language: It’s time to rethink how we talk about skiing, and the subtle ways our more