Here are today's top headlines:
Inclusivity win: Eddie Bauer has rolled out a new program called All Outside that partners with community leaders and activists to promote outdoor accessibility for everyone, especially those underrepresented in the space.
Hickenlooper’s efforts: As part of his 2020 senate run, Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has shared a plan bolster the Centennial State’s outdoor industry and conservation efforts. [Steamboat Pilot & Today]
A hard goodbye: After 38 years in business, Omega Pacific is shutting its doors and officially ending the story of one of the original producers of climbing and rescue hardware, including the iconic multi-lobed Link Cam designed by Greg Lowe. [Climbing]
A bold idea: Acadia National Park will test a new timed-entry visitor reservation system next fall with the aim of reducing traffic and illegal roadside parking. [Portland Press Herald]
Healing journey: Buffeted by loss and grief, two elite mountaineers take on Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, to accomplish a history-making feat—summiting and skiing the legendary Dream Line. [Sports Illustrated]
A greener ski: Algae has been used to make cosmetics, fertilizers, and even clothing. Now the green stuff is making its way into skis. Salt Lake City-based Wndr Alpine has created a new ski out of a plant-based composite that it hopes will change the way winter sports equipment is manufactured. [Outside Online]
A win for the environment: One of the world’s largest plastics manufacturers, Westlake Chemical, has agreed to start officially reporting on spills of pre-production plastic pellets, a big source of oceanic plastic pollution. [As You Sow]