October 25, 2011
Floyd Landis

Floyd Landis in 2006     Photo: TatClarkson/Flickr

French Want Suspended Jail for Landis

Cyclist implicated in '06 doping-lab hack

A prosecutor in France has recommended that cyclist Floyd Landis receive an 18-month suspended sentence in connection with the hacking of a French Anti-Doping Laboratory in 2006. According to prosecutors, Landis attempted to use information obtained illegally from the lab in his defense against a positive test for testosterone that cost him his 2006 Tour de France tite. Landis has denied the charges. Neither Landis nor his coach, Arnie Baker—who received the same recommendation from the prosecutor—were present for the trial.

Read more at Cyclingnews.com


Indonesia Mountains

Indonesia Mountains     Photo: sektordua/flicker

Arnette Climbs Carstensz Pyramid

Mountaineer notches peak in Oceania

Alan Arnette summited Indonesia's Carstensz Pyramid over the weekend, completing one of the most technically challenging climbs of the Seven Summits in his bid to raise $1 million for Alzheimer's research. Arnette, a retired product developer at HP, began the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's in November of 2010, shortly after his mother's death from the disease. The remaining mountain on Arnette's list is Alaska's Mount McKinley.

Read more at the Adventure Blog


Tongass National Forest, Alaska

Tongass National Forest, Alaska     Photo: swanksalot/Flickr

Court Upholds Roadless Rule

Loggers can't cut roads into national parks

A federal district court in Denver on Friday rejected a lawsuit brought by the state of Wyoming that would have opened up nearly 60 million acres of national forests to road building and logging. The court found that a 2001 law barring road building or maintenance in national forests was valid. Pew Environmental Group director Jane Danowitz called the ruling "among the most significant conservation victories in several decades." Existing roads in national forests will remain open to off-roading and other backcountry activities.

Read more at Adventure Journal


A Speed Rider

A Speed Rider     Photo: Daniel Kofler/flickr

Montant Dies In BASE Jump Accident

Athlete was a speed-riding revolutionary

On Saturday, pioneering extreme skier and speed-rider Antoine Montant, 30, died in a BASE-jumping accident in the French Alps. Montant was a 3-time Speed Flying Pro Champion and had previously descended the Eiger on skis. His body was found Sunday afternoon with his parachute undeployed. No one witnessed Saturday's accident, and an investigation is ongoing.  

Read more at ESPN