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 of the Trump administration. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

A fresh face at Giro: Rome Snowboards co-founder Josh Reid has signed on as Giro’s new brand manager.

The slopes are for everyone: How the Share Winter Foundation helps organizations make snowsports more inclusive. [5280]

Apparel for the nostalgic runner: An in-depth look at how Tracksmith has blended retro stylings with modern functionality over the company’s history. [Outside Online]

Corner to corner: Last year, a savvy hiker blazed a unique trail across Colorado. Here’s a close look at the path she took. [Backpacker]

Filson's new executive: Paolo Corinaldesi has stepped in as the outdoor apparel manufacturer's new CEO.

Broken nose? No problem: An ultrarunner wouldn’t let a hard fall stop her from winning a Texas 100K. [Canadian Running Magazine]

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Industry Buzz: Kind Bars acquired, hiker returns from the brink of death, the case for a new CCC, Sea to Summit expands leadership, analyzing outdoor rec spending

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web KIND acquired: Mars, the maker of Snickers, has announced plans to buy Kind North America, the company responsible for Kind Bars. [The New York Times] Back from the brink of death: A hiker rescued from Mount Rainier this 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

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Industry Buzz: Gear inclusivity, improving safety on Everest, Trump nominee to be withdrawn, the gaiter debate, REVEAL conference announced

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web' Goals for gear inclusivity: Women’s gear has come a long way since its earliest days, but we still have a long way to go to make it fully inclusive. [Condé Nast Traveler] Improving safety on Everest: A new piece of 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


Industry Buzz: Addressing racism, fund BIPOC nonprofits, POW's Lobby Day, ski towns' shifting strategies

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Words aren’t enough: Social media posts are a start, but we need far more than lip service to address structural racism in America. [Backpacker] Fund BIPOC nonprofits: Kula Cloth has announced a collaboration with artist more


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

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Industry Buzz: Fresh leadership at Patagonia, Selena Gomez to play mountaineer in upcoming film, new GOA members, plastic use during the pandemic, small business giveaway

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web New leadership at Patagonia: The company has hired Beth Thoren as its new environmental action and initiatives director. A mountaineering icon on film: Selena Gomez has signed on to play the mountaineering legend Silvia more

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Industry Buzz: The newest national park, tribute to a great outdoor writer, outdoor inclusivity reading list, no refunds for Ironman entrants, Pacific Crest Trail permits available this year

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 more

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Industry Buzz: Tommy Caldwell says Trump will "ruin rock climbing," The North Face invests $7M in diversity, REI opens used gear pop-ups, virus outbreak at L.L.Bean

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Tommy Caldwell bashes Trump: The president is going to “ruin rock climbing,” the pro climber wrote in a recent op-ed. [Rock and Ice] The North Face invests in diversity: The brand has put $7 million into a new initiative more