Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Fraudulent summit: Nepalese authorities are attempting to ban a pair of climbers who faked their Everest summit. [The New York Times]

New head of Arc’teryx: Industry veteran Stuart Haselden will lead the premium outdoor brand’s next chapter.

Black Diamond’s Colorado expansion: The outdoor retailer announced the opening of two new stores in Boulder and Denver. [Daily Camera]

An anti-racist outdoors: National parks haven’t always been welcoming spaces for people of color. It’s time for that to change. [National Geographic]

IKEA went down to Georgia: Ingka Group, the company that controls nearly all of IKEA’s stores, has purchased more than 10,000 acres of Georgia forest with the intent to preserve it. [Backpacker]

Wild life: Watch the trailer for Robin Wright’s directorial debut, Land, a story about discovering meaning in the wilderness. 

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Industry Buzz: Pieps avy beacon faces scrutiny, Nepal closes Everest access, inside the Bureau of Land Management chaos, the fate of Best Made, Smartwool helps good causes

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Avalanche beacon under scrutiny: A popular piece of avalanche safety equipment, the Pieps DSP Sport beacon, faces claims of malfunction from customers. Some are urging Black Diamond, which acts as a North American more


Industry Buzz: Remeasuring Everest, Boston Marathon cancelled, Great American Outdoors Act, bike sales

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Updating Everest’s height: A team of researchers has summited the mountain to remeasure the peak’s height. A longstanding number could soon change. [Outside Online] The Boston Marathon is canceled: For first time in more

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Industry Buzz: Outdoor companies make medical supplies, Everest, national park closures, RockyMounts

The best of SNEWS: Top stories we've published recently Should Outdoor Retailer be cancelled?: We asked you if the OR Summer Market should go on as planned, be postponed, or be cancelled all together. Sixty percent agreed on one definitive answer. What do you think? Eddie Bauer more

Snow-covered Mount Everest with a purple sky in the background.

Industry Buzz: Gear inclusivity, improving safety on Everest, Trump nominee to be withdrawn, the gaiter debate, REVEAL conference announced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: Everest is now taller, 2021 cycling trade shows, new ban on Chinese goods, challenges for small gear companies, Wilderness Volunteers photo contest

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Everest just got taller: Researchers have used new data to update the official height of the world’s tallest mountain. The peak is now 34 inches higher than it used to be. [Adventure Journal] Next year’s bike shows: Bicycle more

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Industry Buzz: REI's new location, air changes on Everest, holiday sales predictions, support the outdoor places you love, oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI’s newest location: The retailer plans to open its first store in central Pennsylvania next year. [Penn Live] Oxygen levels on Everest: How global warming is altering air composition on the world’s highest peak. more

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Industry Buzz: Testing counterfeit gear from Amazon, tracking deaths at national parks, Biden's 30x30 promise, a more inclusive gear guide, Stio expands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Trial by water: A retailer on Amazon was selling knock-off Level Six drysuits. When company president Stig Larsson found out, he decided to put one to the test. [Paddling Life] The most dangerous national park: A law firm more

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Industry Buzz: Zion survival story called into question, hidden gear stash in NYC, REI expanding in Colorado, Arc’teryx opens new NYC location

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Suspicious story: Doubts have arisen surrounding the survival story of a woman who was rescued from Zion National Park last week. [The Independent] Vintage gear stash: This Brooklyn couple is running a retro gear shop out more

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Industry Buzz: Forest Fenn treasure finder identity revealed, funding avalanche education, an accelerator program for outdoor startups, California campgrounds close

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Forrest Fenn treasure update: The identity of the man who found Forrest Fenn’s iconic hidden treasure has been revealed. [Outside Online] The pandemic nature craze isn’t over: The CEO of L.L.Bean discusses why the rise in more