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Precautionary Recall of ORTOVOX S1+ Avalanche Transceivers

Source: Press Release
Post date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 22:14
We must inform you of our precautionary product recall for the S1+ Avalanche Transceiver.

2015 Climbing Wall Summit Registration now open

Category: Press Release
Source: Climbing Wall Association
Post date: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 23:20
Registration for the 2015 Climbing Wall Summit is now open and the early registration period has been extended through April 4, 2015.   The Climbing Wall Summit is the climbing wall industry’s only professional development conference and provides industry participants with the networking opportunities, information, and inspiration to move the industry forward. Attendees from around the world include universities, recreation centers, climbing gyms, military installations, vendors, and more. 

Colleges: Compete to win the title of National Outdoor Champion and earn $2,500 for your school

Category: Press Release
Source: Outdoor Nation
Post date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 18:53
Outdoor Nation is kicking off our search for the National Outdoor Champion! During a six-week competition, colleges will compete to prove which campus can get the most people outdoors and active.

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Aerobars Due to Fall Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commissions
Post date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 18:44
Name of product: Aerobars Bicycle Handlebars Hazard: The bolt used to affix the aerobars to the bicycle can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Units About 8,300

Flow Sports Inc. Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 20:06
Name of product: Flow 2014 Flite-series snowboard bindings Hazard: A pin can disengage and cause the binding to open, posing a fall hazard. Units About 10,400

The Young Woman and the Mountain: Death in the White Mountains

Category: Press Release
Source: Boston Globe
Post date: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 00:34
The story of the tragic death of Kate Matrosova in the Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains on February 15, 2015 by Nestor Ramos of the Boston Globe is a learning experience for all outdoor professionals. Nestor Ramos' account tells the story of a determined and well-equipped woman facing some of the most dangerous weather conditions on the planet. The rescuers who put their lives on the line to try and save her are to be commended for their dedication and service.

SRAM Recalls Zipp 88 Bicycle Wheel Hubs Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commissions
Post date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 22:25
Recall Summary Name of product: Zipp 88 aluminum hubs for bicycle wheels Hazard: The hub flange ring on the front hub can fail posing a crash and injury hazard. Consumer Contact: SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit or and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Wilderness Therapy Symposium 2015 Call for Proposals

Category: Press Release
Post date: Monday, February 9, 2015 - 19:43
Call for Proposals Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council (OBH Council) is pleased to announce the call for workshop proposals for the 2015 Wilderness Therapy Symposium. The Symposium will take place on August 27-29th, 2015 at the Canyon’s Resort in Park City, UT.

Google Earth Pro Now Free

Category: Press Release
Post date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 00:15
Google has released Google Earth Pro for free. Before it would have cost you $399/year to gain the extra features of Pro. Google Earth is a great tool for visualizing real time satellite images and 3D terrain renders. For reviewing and planning routes, Google Earth is a great tool. Combined with the ability to import GPX, KML and KMZ files. The advanced features offered in the Pro version, including the ability to print high resolution images (rather than be restricted to the low resolution satellite images of the base version) makes doing an upgrade a no brainer.

SCARPA issues Voluntary and Precautionary Recall of F1 Evo ski boots with Tronic System

Post date: Monday, February 2, 2015 - 20:52
SCARPA has elected to voluntarily recall all F1 EVO and F1 EVO WMN ski boots. SCARPA is asking all retailers and consumers who have purchased Fall 2014 F1 Evo ski boots with the Tronic System to cease using them immediately and return them to SCARPA as soon as possible for a refund. It appears that given a rare combination of conditions and circumstances, the boot may unexpectedly switch from ski mode to walk mode, which increases the skier’s likelihood of falling.
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