— The story of Dean Potter and Graham Hunt’s fatal jump in Yosemite is the subject of a New York Times piece that explores the narrative of that day and the BASE-Jumping culture. Do yourself a favor: Read it to the end but skip the comments. I especially liked the photo of the memorial for Potter and Hunt – a heart-shaped rock with the feathers of a bird.
— Colorado native Megan Mascarenas took first place at her first World Cup. Jan Hojer of Germany placed first in the men’s competition and Nathaniel Coleman of the U.S. took second. Rock and Ice has more on the competition and a photo gallery.
Alex Pucci couldn’t compete at the World Cup last weekend in Vail because she’s nursing a torn ACL and a partially torn MCL. She told Rock and Ice magazine, “She fell of a short dyno, only about four feet from the ground, and landed hard.” You should check out a video of Alex Puccio send Black Lung (V13) in Joe’s Valley, Utah.
— Of 1,200 submission to Arc’teryx’s #defineFeminine contest, four women were chosen for a trip to Quadra Island – an island on Canada’s west coast, according to Gripped magazine. The writer said Quadra is a growing climbing area with 150 routes and “more added every week It won’t be long before crowds are escaping the hot, crowded walls of Squamish for the cooler, more remote crags of Quadra.” The link includes a video by Arc’teryx about the trip. Climbing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, yoga – yes, please.
Have a great weekend!