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. [Fortune]

Outdoor writer residency: The Outbound Collective is launching a paid residency for outdoor writers from underrepresented communities. [The Seattle Times]

Behind the scenes with Latria Graham: The writer contributor to The Voice opens up about her life and work in a new podcast. [Longform]

Renting gear for the weekend: One writer describes her experience renting equipment through the startup Arrive Outdoors. [Business Insider]

A dog has her day: Read the story of Mera, the first pooch to ascend a 7,000-meter Himalayan peak. [Outside Online]

Test your national parks knowledge: See how much you know about “America’s best idea” with this fun Friday quiz. [National Parks Traveler]

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Changing the media landscape: Pocket Outdoor Media has added three more industry magazines to its portfolio: Rock & Ice, Trail Runner, and Gym Climber.

Fighting racism in running: A new coalition of brands, retailers, and participants is giving a stronger voice to people of color in the running community.

Looking to the winter: What will the upcoming season bring for the snowsports industry? We investigated.


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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: MEC sale finalized, voting to protect the outdoors, free national park entry, ConnectHub opens to vendors and retailers, Pocket Outdoor Media expands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web MEC sale finalized: Kingswood Capital Management, a U.S. investment firm, has completed its acquisition of Mountain Equipment Co-op despite a large grassroots effort to save the struggling retailer. Voting to protect the more

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Industry Buzz: Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund, new outdoor holiday, VF awards $7.3M, Mountain Gazette returns, Saddleback reopens

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund: After the passing of our colleague Mark Satkiewicz last weekend, a fund has been created in his name to provide gear and resources to Steamboat Springs youth. Celebrate the newest outdoor 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: 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: Unpaid internships must go, Great American Outdoors Act, New Mexico wins grant money, insurance for skiers, algal bloom in Zion

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Outdoor industry, pay your interns: Jon Stewart explains why unpaid internships propagate inequality, a reality many outdoor companies might do well to consider. Parks grapple with safety: Americans are impatient to visit 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: 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: Gucci x The North Face release collab details, carbon emissions in decline, celebrating one of the first female Eagle Scouts, an argument for the necessity of sales reps

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The North Face x Gucci collab: The two brands have revealed details about their new joint collection, inspired by '70s-era style. [HypeBeast] The future of carbon emissions: After a century of rising atmospheric carbon more