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Cascade Designs Recalls Avalanche Rescue Probes Due to Risk of Suffocation

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 23:44
Name of product: Avalanche rescue probes Hazard: The lock button on the probe can fail to engage and lock, causing the probe not to function as intended. This can interfere with finding someone buried beneath snow, posing a suffocation hazard. Consumer Contact: Cascade Designs at 800-531-9531 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall” for more information. 

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Scope of Practice (SOP) document released

Category: Press Release
Source: Wilderness Medical Society & Others
Post date: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 00:01
by Carl Weil and Tod Schimelpfenig

Petzl ASPIR harnesses modified by malicious third parties are being sold online

Category: Press Release
Post date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 23:33
The facts

Colleges: Sign up for the Fall Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge by May 6

Category: Press Release
Post date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 22:43
  Hey, University + College Faculty and Students:

AORE 2016 Conference Call For Proposals

Category: Press Release
Post date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 00:51
The 2016 AORE Annual Conference Presenter Relations Committee is now accepting proposals for educational sessions, workshops, activities and more.

Eastern Mountain Sports Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

Category: Press Release
Post date: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 21:04
Press Release - April 18, 2016 As part of its ongoing strategic review process, Vestis Retail Group, LLC ("Vestis" or "the Company"), the parent company of Eastern Mountain Sports ("EMS"), Bob's Stores ("Bob's") and Sport Chalet, today announced a series of steps that will collectively provide a stronger financial foundation for the Company. These steps focus on supporting the long-term success of EMS and Bob's while efficiently winding down Sport Chalet.

Black Diamond Safety Recall Notices - Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata lanyard sets, Index Ascenders, Camalots™ and Camalot™ Ultralights

Source: Black Diamond
Post date: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:58
Voluntary recall for inspection of Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata lanyard sets, Index Ascenders, Camalots™ and Camalot™ Ultralights We are a company of climbers. For more than 25 years, manufacturing climbing equipment has been the centerpiece of our company and an expression of our mission to build innovative product of exceptional quality for our global community of users.

Call for Associate Editors - Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership

Category: Press Release
Post date: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 10:47
The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL) is seeking nominations to fill Associate Editor positions for a 3-year term.

Take the Risk Management Survey

Category: Press Release
Source: National Outdoor Leadership School & University of Utah
Post date: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 15:12
We need your help! The University of Utah, in conjunction with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), is conducting a study to update the 2003 risk management taxonomy for outdoor expeditionary programs. This project has proven useful given that much of the industry operates in relative isolation from each other, so we really hadn’t known how various types of organizations managed risk until the original study was completed. This update will continue to provide your organization with the ability to compare itself to similar organizations.

Secretary of the Interior Signs Order Promoting Access to America’s Public Lands for Under-Resourced Youth

Source: Department of the Interior
Post date: Monday, March 7, 2016 - 22:11
Honors late conservationist-climber Doug Walker’s support for engaging the next generation of outdoor stewards WASHINGTON—March 4, 2016—U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a Secretary’s Order to decrease barriers for disadvantaged and under-resourced youth to access America’s public lands and waters through expediting the permit process.
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