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- Protect Our Winters launched POW Climb today with their newest alliance member, Tommy Caldwell, and with the support of new partners La Sportiva and the American Alpine Club. This new division will focus on engaging the climbing community.
- Lake McDonald, the largest lake in Glacier National Park in Montana, has completely frozen over. The last time it froze over was during winter 2016/2017. The lake is about 10 miles long and 1 mile wide with a depth of about 465 feet.
- Sierra, previously Sierra Trading Post, plans to open its third store in New Jersey this weekend. The retailer now has 38 stores in 21 states.
- The bodies of two climbers attempting a route on Pakistan’s 26,660-foot Nanga Parbat were found in a small gulley between Camp 3 and 4. They could have died from a fall, avalanche, or combination.
- The gear issue of BACKPACKER Magazine is hitting newsstands now, which means customers are poring over the Editor's Choice awards. Winners are posting press releases, but you can check out all the winners in one place here.
- Patagonia took a stance on the FDA's decision to allow GMO salmon to be sold commercially in the U.S. “Today’s FDA decision allowing genetically engineered salmon to end up on dinner plates throughout the U.S. demonstrates a continued arrogance that humans can dominate nature," CEO Rose Marcario said. "For over 40 years, Patagonia has fought for wild places and the natural biodiversity they support. Scientists and watchdog groups indicate that genetically modified salmon pose serious risks to health, wild fish populations, local fishing economies and the environment—and labeling laws won’t go into effect until 2022, leaving citizens in the dark. Instead of opening the market to high-cost, risky technology like GMO salmon—particularly in this time of weakened government oversight—we need to reinvest in protecting our wild rivers and wild fish.”
- After six years at Deuter/Ortovox, Becky Marcelliano is leaving to become Salomon's outdoor marketing manager in Ogden, Utah. "As many of you know, I've poured my heart and soul into two brands I truly believe in," she wrote on social media.
- And lastly, we love this feature about Yellowstone National Park's director of food and beverage, who feeds the hungry visitors.