The confrontation that took the life of Glenn Felts and brought Tony Flint to trial for first-degree murder took place after the two men left La Kiva Bar and Restaurant late one evening in February 2014.     Photo: Todd Dwyer/Flickr

Tony Flint Found Not Guilty in Murder Trial

For death of bar owner in February 2014

Tony Flint, a former river guide accused of beating bar and restaurant owner Glenn Felts to death last year, was found not guilty of all charges Tuesday night by a court in Hudspeth County, Texas, reported Tuesday evening

Flint had been on trial for first-degree murder, stemming from an altercation in early February 2014. Outside covered the case and its impact on the town of Terlingua last year.

Felts and Flint left La Kiva Bar and Restaurant on the night of February 3 and launched into an argument about Felts’ management, according to testimony. Flint testified that Felts hit him first and Flint attempted to remove himself from the situation before a violent confrontation ensued. 

Flint said Felts was still breathing when he laid him down in the parking lot and drove away. A La Kiva employee found Felts face down, dead, in the parking lot of La Kiva the following morning.


WATCH: Mountain Biker Rides Via Ferrata

The Via Ferrata is one of the most dangerous hikes in the world.     Photo: Summitride/Vimeo

WATCH: Mountain Biker Rides Via Ferrata

One of the world’s most dangerous hikes

German mountain biker Harald Philipp rode down a fixed-rope climbing route known as a via ferrata (Italian for “iron way”) in the Brenta Dolomites range of the Italian Alps. He hiked one of Outside’s 20 most dangerous hikes with his bike on his back before descending. Two friends joined him for segments of the ride, much of which trailed along sheer cliff.

“I honestly don’t want to do this ride again,” Philipp wrote in the description of the video. “It’s stupidly dangerous, feels triple as exposed as it looks.”



Lindsey Vonn (pictured at a May 2015 event) will be an honorary ambassador at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018.     Photo: Balazs Gardi/Red Bull

Vonn Named Ambassador for 2018 Winter Games

Hailed for her “passion and fearless spirit”

Three-time Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn has been appointed as the first international ambassador for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea, according to the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee’s website.

“We believe that she will truly be an excellent ambassador promoting the Pyeongchang 2018 Games to the world,” committee president Yang-Ho Cho said in a statement. “She is a very famous, well-known world-class ski racer, but what I really admire about her is her passion and fearless spirit.”

Vonn, whose storied career includes gold and bronze medals in Olympic skiing, expressed gratitude and admiration at the ceremony in Seoul.

“I’m very proud and honored to be an ambassador for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics. It’s been a great trip to Korea so far,” she said in the release. “We were able to look at the [alpine skiing] venue yesterday and everything is coming on very well. Pyeongchang 2018 is doing a great job in the preparations, so I look forward to the test events coming up in the next two years and the Olympics.”

As Outside reported last January, Vonn is likely to make an appearance in South Korea both as an ambassador and a competitor. Returning from a succession of knee injuries that kept her out of the 2014 Games in Sochi, Vonn appeared to be back in good form this past winter during the women’s downhill and the super-G at the World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, where she broke the all-time women’s record for World Cup victories. Vonn now has 67 wins to her name.

*An earlier version of this article had the incorrect date of 2016 in the headline. Outside regrets the error.


Outdoor Gear-Sharing Documentary In the Works

Photo: Mike Brown/Vimeo

Outdoor Gear-Sharing Documentary In the Works

Led by peer-to-peer rental company GearCommons

Peer-to-peer rental company GearCommons launched a monthlong crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday to produce a documentary about its service, according to a press release.

GearCommons has taken a crowdsourcing approach—like Uber, Airbnb, and Zipcar—to bring the crowdsharing economy to outdoor gear. The company is searching for backers for its film project, Share the Adventure. By donating, people will get a chance to be in the documentary. At the end of the 30-day campaign, one supporter and a friend will be selected for an all-expenses-paid trip to Colorado, where they will stay in people’s homes and use their cars and gear.

“As avid outdoorsmen, we’re always looking for the next adventure and people to create those experiences with,” said Mike Brown, co-owner of GearCommons, in the release. “And with this film project, we want to highlight two friends on their shared journey to spread the word that getting outdoors can be more accessible and affordable through a peer-to-peer approach.”

Filming is expected to begin in July if the company hits its funding goal.