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  • Single-use plastic alternatives: From GRAYL's ultralight water purifier to biodegradable toothbrushes, Morgan Tilton, a SNEWS contributor, suggests numerous eco-friendly travel essentials in this recent Gear Junkie guide.
  • New Everest rules: Following a crowded season and nine deaths on the peak, the Department of Tourism will now require all climbers to disclose their full medical history when seeking a permit.
  • Black Diamond opened the doors to its new flagship store in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Located in the historic Trolley Square shopping district of Salt Lake City, this store joins several North American retail locations already in the Salt Lake area, Anchorage, and Denver.
  • Evolv tapped Bill Sinoff as the company's general manager. He starts on Jan. 6.
  • Worthwhile read: "Your Flame-Resistant Tent Could Give You Cancer" (Outside)

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