Outdoor Industry Buzz: August 24, 2018 - SNEWS

Industry Buzz: OR recap video, FKT on the AT, The North Face, Meteorite PR, and more

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Last month at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, new exhibitor VOLTAGE gave away 190 Force for Good patches and more than 60 hours of service beautifying Boulder County trails. Here's the team's recap video.

The North Face store is staying in downtown Boise, Idaho, but there was some confusion after a real estate listing showed the building up for lease. The truth: The store will be redesigned to occupy the first floor, rather than two floors.

Dave Mackey, 48, a Boulder ultrarunner who chose to amputate his leg nearly two years ago, just became the first adaptive athlete to complete the Leadville Race Series. He crossed the finish line in 24 hours, 55 minutes, 15 seconds.

Another athlete to watch: Karel Sabbe, a 28-year-old Belgian dentist, is expected to break the fastest known time record for the Appalachian Trail, which stands at 45 days and some change. He's nearing day 40

For the first time, Grand Teton National Park is inviting citizen volunteers to help in glacier monitoring efforts during Labor Day weekend. Participants will photograph the Schoolroom Glacier to create a digital three-dimensional model of its surface, which will be used to track changes in volume over time.

REI last October launched a used gear site, where customers could shop gently used apparel, camping supplies, and more. This week, the cooperative revamped the website, adding new categories and brands. Check it out here.

Meteorite PR has named Michael Eisenbrown communications manager. He will focus on clients Melvin Brewing, Oberalp Group (Dynafit, Salewa, Pomoca and Wild Country), and the newly-signed Sweet Protection, while also running point on retail and sales rep relations.

And lastly, happy birthday to the National Park Service!

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