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Tommy Caldwell to Present Keynote at Climbing Wall Summit

Category: Press Release
Source: Climbing Wall Association
Post date: Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 21:45
Fresh off his first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park, the Climbing Wall Association is proud to welcome Tommy Caldwell as the 2015 Climbing Wall Summit keynote speaker.

Trek Recalls 900,000+ Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes Due to Crash Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 21:01
Name of product: Trek bicycles equipped with front disc brakes Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

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.
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