skier doing trick off rock at Red Bull Raid
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Adventure News of the Week: Arizona Trail Record, Banned Camping, and More

From the inspiring to the tragic, ‘Adventure News of the Week’ presents a wrap-up of top news in the world of exploration and adventure.

SKIMO: Uphill, Downhill Red Bull Raid Ski Comp Announces Results. Red Bull Raid in Squaw Valley consists of an uphill portion and a freeride downhill portion, both scored for points.

Trevor Semmens and Camille Conrad won first place for men’s and women’s ski, respectively, and Garrett Cygan and Jenna Shlachter took first in the splitboarding category.

BIKE: Timon Fish Sets Arizona Trail 300 Record. Timon Fish, 35, from Albuquerque, N.M., finished the Arizona Trail 300 in record time. He started at 6:30 a.m. last Monday and crossed the finish line at 9:22 a.m. on Thursday. His official time — 38 hours and 52 minutes — bested the previous record by more than 6 hours.

CLIMB: Pro Climber Puts Up V17 “Return of the Sleepwalker.” Boulder, Colo., boulderer Daniel Woods sent his latest project on Friday, a line he rated as a V17. If accepted, it will be one of the hardest climbs of that grade in the world.

BACKCOUNTRY: Colorado County Bans Dispersed Camping Due to Crowds. Six drainage basins scattered through Crested Butte Valley will switch from free dispersed camping to designated campsites only sometime this year, reported local Forest Service officials.

The popular valley will now require reservation and booking, possibly by summer 2021. Crested Butte’s Conservation Corps expects to have 211 campsites established by next year.

TOUR: UCI Disqualifies Cyclist After Littering on Tour of Flanders. Swiss cyclist Michael Schär was disqualified from the Tour of Flanders in Belgium after throwing a water bottle toward a group of bystanders. UCI race officials “deemed his move to have broken revised protocols in relation to littering,” explained Cycling News.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.