WATCH: ‘Paradise Waits’ Trailer Released

'Paradise Waits' is scheduled for release in September 2015.     Photo: Teton Gravity Research

WATCH: ‘Paradise Waits’ Trailer Released

From Teton Gravity Research

Teton Gravity Research released the trailer for its newest film, Paradise Waits, on Monday. The film follows 20 skiers and snowboarders as they travel the globe in search of ideal conditions amid bizarre and inconsistent weather throughout the 2014-15 season. The athletes ski and snowboard through fresh powder in Alaska, shred the city streets of Boston during the Snowpocalypse, and travel as far as Greece and Japan to hunt for the perfect line. 

Paradise Waits is scheduled for release in September 2015.

Check out the trailer below: 

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All Teams Leave K2

"This is a huge disappointment for everyone, but I must say not totally unexpected,” Brice wrote. “All members and Sherpas have returned to BC, tired and frustrated from this last attempt, but at least everyone is safe.”     Photo: K2, Mount Godwin Austen, Chogori, Savage Mountain Wikimedia Commons

All Teams Leave K2

Himex decides against Broad Peak

Virtually all expedition teams on K2 have abandoned their 2015 summit attempts—and opted to leave the mountain—due to unfavorable weather and a heightened risk of avalanches, the Adventure Blog reported Tuesday. Madison Mountaineering and Himalayan Experience (also known as Himex) had already announced plans to turn back over the weekend, but considered climbing Broad Peak, the 12th-highest mountain in the world. In a blog post published Tuesday, however, Himex guide Russell Brice announced that his team would also be abandoning Broad Peak.

“This is a huge disappointment for everyone, but I must say not totally unexpected,” Brice wrote. “All members and Sherpas have returned to BC, tired and frustrated from this last attempt, but at least everyone is safe.” 

Brice noted that the path up Broad Peak, while not as steep as K2’s, still had green ice, small rockfalls, and thigh-deep snowdrifts, which were more likely to slide off the mountain when disturbed by mountaineers. (Earlier this season, Broad Peak’s Camp 1 was the site of an avalanche that killed Qamber Jangjupa, a Pakistani high-altitude porter, and injured Sumiyo Tsuzuki, a Japanese climber who had to be helicoptered off the mountain.)

Other parties who have chosen to put off their K2 summit attempts for this year include the Seven Summits Treks commercial team and Philippe Gatta, who made the announcement on Facebook early on Tuesday morning.

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“Nike is committed to Nike+, NikeFuel, and to driving innovations that bring richer experiences for all athletes,” Nike spokesperson Reggie Borges said in a statement.     Photo: Kazuhiro Keino/Flickr

Nike FuelBand Settlement Reached

Offering partial refund

Nike and Apple reached a settlement in a 2013 class action lawsuit regarding the Nike+ FuelBand, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. As part of the settlement, consumers who purchased Nike+ FuelBands between January 19, 2012, and June 17, 2015, are now eligible for $15 cash or a $25 Nike gift card.

The lawsuit said that “false and/or misleading statements were made regarding the Nike+ FuelBand’s ability to accurately track calories, steps, and NikeFuel,” according to the settlement’s website. Both Nike and Apple deny the claims in the lawsuit.

“Nike is committed to Nike+, NikeFuel, and to driving innovations that bring richer experiences for all athletes,” Nike spokesperson Reggie Borges said in a statement, according to Oregon Live.

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