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- Before Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison, nobody had climbed to the 27,940-foot summit of Lhotse—the world's fourth tallest mountain—then skied down the 7,000-foot Lhotse Couloir. The pair accomplished the expedition this past weekend in 17 hours.
- Half a year after YETI Coolers withdrew its first IPO, the rotomolded plastic cooler brand is trying again, seeking $100 million in an initial public offering.
- Protect Our Winters along with professional athletes and outdoor industry leaders took to Capitol Hill to rally bipartisan support for clean energy and other climate-friendly policies. The group met with 28 Senators and Representatives focusing on regions with mountain communities. The advocates put scientific arguments aside and delivered the message that the outdoor industry, a powerful economic driver and job creator, is in dire risk. Read more about the visit here.
- This week, a U.S. Senate committee is expected to vote on the Restore Our Parks Act, a measure that could use $6.5 billion over five years to fill the $11.6 billion maintenance backlog at national parks.
- Speaking of public lands, in a seemingly fast move, a Senate committee yesterday approved legislation to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Now, we have to wait until Congress reconvenes in November to find out the fund's true fate.
- New shop alert: Seattle's Ben Mawhinney and Nate Seiberling are two friends with a good idea. This weekend, they're holding their first outdoor gear consignment drop-off event in order to collect inventory for their new store, Wonderland Gear Exchange.
- New gear alert: Mammut just launch of the world's first MIPS integrated climbing helmet, the Wall Rider MIPS. "When the helmet is subjected to an angled impact, the low friction layer allows the helmet to slide relative to the head," according to Mammut. "Thus, a portion of the rotational forces and energies impacting the head are redirected and absorbed, rather than being transferred to the brain, reducing the risk of a brain injury."
- Camping World Holdings has a new president. Brent Moody was promoted on Monday from company's chief operating and legal officer. "Brent plays an invaluable role in the management and growth of the Company, with great vision for the Company's future," said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World Holdings.
- Eyewear brand 100% hired Mike Wilson as marketing manager. Wilson most recently served as a marketing and public relations agent for LOOK Cycles and Corima Wheels in their return to North American direct distribution. Prior to that, he served as North American Brand Manager for Mavic and Suunto, two brands in the Amer Sports portfolio.