GJ Week In Review: Everest Debate, ‘Goldilocks’ Shoe, ‘Ultimate Tool’

A recap of top stories for the week of May 21 – 27, 2017.

1) Kilian Jornet Climbs Everest In 26 Hours

One of the world’s best ultra-runners scaled Mount Everest today, pushing the limits of what is humanly possible.

2) Recreational Drone Pilots: Registration Struck Down

A controversial measure requiring drone hobbyists to register their crafts has been struck down in court.

3) Everest’s Iconic ‘Hillary Step’ Is No More

Touted as the most difficult feature on Everest, the Hillary Step has collapsed.

4) Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from KEEN, Patagonia, and SOG.

5) In The Spotlight: Cotopaxi Brand Profile

Gear for good. That simple premise launched a brand intent on improving the world one jacket, backpack, or pant at a time.

6) Carbon Bike Repair Is Not A Myth

Carbon bike builders want you to buy new frames when you break one. We’re here to say you don’t have to.

7) Toothy, Sharp, Tough: ‘Ultimate Tool’ Is Hybrid Knife

A hybrid knife, the Ultimate Tool has serrated teeth on one edge, a straight blade on the other.

8) First Look: Thule ‘Chariot Cross’ Modular Stroller

Built with compatibility for multiple outdoor sports, Thule evolves its Chariot line for 2017. The premium stroller allows multi-sport use, from running and cycling to skiing.

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9) Bike Touring: Gear Test For 750 Road Miles (so far)

Biking across the United States and picking up trash along the way is tough on gear. Packing It Out shares the four things they use most.

10) Street Kitchen: This ‘Upcycled Bike’ Has 34 Utensils

Rolling pin handlebars, potato masher pedals, and a panini press seat: this bike isn’t so much trail to bar as trail to kitchen.

11) Add This ‘Kitchen’ To Your Subaru Or SUV

Add a two-bay sink, fridge, water heater, shower, and pull-out kitchen to your adventure rig with this system.

12) Still There? Nepalese Climbers Say Hillary Step Intact

Nepalese climbers have disputed reports that the iconic rock feature near the summit of Mt. Everest collapsed.

13) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Outdoor gear deals that are too good to pass up. Click at your own risk! Check out deals from: Sea To Summit, REI, Five Ten, Gregory, Garmin, and more.

14) Exceptional Adventuremobiles From Overland Expo 2017

When overlanders get together, there’s a lot of eye candy in one place. These 10 amazing overland vehicles grabbed our eye at Overland Expo 2017.

15) This Rock Climbing Paradise Is Only Accessible By Boat

Pristine, isolated wilderness and high-quality granite sport-climbing come together on the border of Canada and Minnesota. Welcome to the crag called Jeff’s World.

16) Five Memorable Shares From Strava’s First Billion Uploads

Strava, the social fitness-sharing app, reached its one-billionth activity upload last week. We look back at some of the wildest accomplishments posted among its millions of users

17) First Look: Altra’s ‘Goldilocks’ Trail Runner

The Altra Timp hits a middle ground between the brand’s minimal and super-cushy trail running offerings. In early runs, our editor found it just right.

18) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

19) Thirsty Thursday: German Festival Lays 4-Mile Underground Beer Pipeline

This August, pints of lager will flow like water when a small German town flips the switch on an underground beer pipeline.

20) Trail Running Nepal With National Geographic Adventurer of The Year

Mira Rai’s story seems impossible: a Nepali village girl, turned child soldier, and now a globally recognized professional trail runner.

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21) TNF Camping Collection Aims At Next Generation

The North Face aims to hook young campers with bold patterns and vibrant colors in the Homestead Collection.

22) Huggybear And Lizard: Meet The Faces Of Trail Days

Welcome to Trail Days, the eclectic annual celebration of all things hiking and the official party honoring the Appalachian Trail.

23) Pedal Power: Clif Bar HQ Turns Spin Classes Into Electricity

Clif Bars usually fuel people. But now, people are helping fuel Clif Bars.