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- Potential new rules on Everest: Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism announced proposed changes for guiding and climbing Everest during the spring 2020 season, Alan Arnette reported. If approved, guide companies will charge a minimum of $35,000 per client and expedition companies must have a minimum of three years experience organizing high altitude climbs, among other requirements.
- Innovation Awards: Outdoor Retailer is accepting nominations and entries to the annual awards event during the November trade show. They're also accepting applications for judges.
- Celebrity Jeremy Renner is an outdoorsman. He teamed up with Amazon as an influencer to curate a camping gear shop. A Browning tent and Coleman light made the list.
- Deadly rockfall: A 14-year-old girl was killed by rocks falling over her family's vehicle in Glacier National Park. Four other people were injured. Officials say the amount of debris "filled the bed of a pickup truck."
- Tourist attraction closure: Investigators are looking for the person who cut down the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia. Nearly all 30 gondola cabins crashed to the ground. Thankfully, nobody was injured.
- Smells like...Yosemite? The new The North Face store in SoHo apparently features "specially formulated scent intended to smell like a visit to Yosemite National Park."
- OutsidePR, the Bay Area-based public relations and sports marketing agency, hired Michael Finn to its growing roster of communications specialists.
- Kerstin Ulf is Protect Our Winter's new brand and marketing director. “Kerstin brings a wealth of experience and brand expertise to POW,” POW Executive Director Mario Molina said. “After a year of significant growth for the organization, Kerstin will help evolve our brand to reflect POW’s refreshed approach and strategy,”