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Adventure News of the Week: Fenn Treasure-Finder Revealed, ‘Hero’ Awards, and More

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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.

TREASURE: Man Who Found Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Revealed. Since Forrest Fenn announced in June that a person from “back east” had found his hidden treasure, followers have wanted to know who it was. And now that a lawsuit threatens his anonymity, Jack Stuef has come forward with his compelling story in Outside Magazine.

CLIMB: British Mountaineer Doug Scott Dies. Doug Scott, 79, died early this morning in his sleep. He was ill with terminal brain cancer. Scott was best known for his high-alpine successes, including the first ascent of the southwest face of Mount Everest in 1975.

Scott also founded Community Action Nepal (CAN), a nonprofit organized to help the people of Nepal, in 1989. You can read a full tribute here.

PARKS: National Park Foundation Announces Inaugural Hero Awards. The foundation’s new Hero Awards aim to recognize “exemplary individuals [who] protect and preserve our most treasured places.”

The award recipients include Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee, Senator Angus King from Maine, Senator Rob Portman from Ohio, Senator Mark Warner from Virginia, and National Park Foundation Board member John L. Nau III.

“The National Park Foundation works to inspire a growing community of dedicated park champions, and each of these recipients truly embody that spirit,” said National Park Foundation CEO Will Shafroth.

SNOW: Jackson Hole Resort Opens 2 More Lifts, Sees Heavy Snowfall. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opened two more lifts this past weekend, the Thunder and Sublette quad chairs. The resort has seen a lot more snow lately than other resorts in the West (namely in Colorado), with 117 inches of snow to date this season.

BRAND: PrimaLoft Wins Popular Science Award for New P.U.R.E Manufacturing. PrimaLoft, a leader in advanced material technology, was a recipient of a Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award in the sports and outdoor category for its PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. manufacturing process, which reduces carbon emissions during its insulation manufacturing by nearly 50%.

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