Accused of murder: Dean Cummings, a celebrated skier and peer of Doug Coombs, has been charged with the murder of a man in New Mexico. [Outside Online]

Jeremy Jones’ brilliance: The pro snowboarder is using political tactics typically associated with right-wingers to help fight climate change. [Vice]

Everest mismanaged: After a series of shocking deaths last year, the Nepalese government promised new safety regulations, but they’ve been delayed for unknown reasons. [The New York Times]

Underdog victory: A rookie with no winter racing experience won the Iditarod Trail Invitational 350 race in Alaska. [Gear Junkie]

Planet-saving innovators: Meet Grist's annual selection of “Fixers,” 50 people who are “shaking up environmental policy, the food system, the clean-energy sector, art, commerce, and more.” [Grist]

Crowdfunding disaster: The stranger-than-fiction tale of the iBackpack starts with a promise of high-tech gear and ends with a federal investigation. [The Verge]

Help clean a river: United By Blue's 2020 Waterway Cleanup Tour schedule is now live.

The pervasiveness of plastic: One writer chronicles his successes and failures trying to live plastic-free for a week. [Los Angeles Times]

Hilarious park reviews: After an underwhelmed Yelper gave the Grand Canyon a one-star review, a brilliant Instagram account popped up to sell prints of other negative national park testimonials.

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