Injured ski racer Lindsey Vonn blamed her season-ending crash at a super-G in Austria on unsafe course conditions in her first public comments since her accident. Vonn tore her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and sustained a hairline fracture on February 5, after flying off a jump during the race in Schladming.
"My right ski completely stopped as I landed, and my knee buckled," Vonn said in an interview with the New York Times. "I flew over the tops of my skis. That loose sn... Read More
Roughly three years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP and other companies involved in the spill are scheduled to go to court today. Reports of a last-minute settlement between the government and BP surfaced over the weekend, but no deal has yet been made.
BP, which has already paid a reported $37 billion on cleanup, restoration, payouts, settlements, and fines, faces the prospect of billions to tens of billions of dollar more in penalties. The New York Times reported on S... Read More
A Brooklyn-based climber has caused an outcry after a candid video of him intentionally altering a boulder problem in upstate New York appeared on a popular climbing website. In the video on DPM Climbing, an individual identified as former Edelrid athlete Ivan Greene is shown using a hammer and hand drill to remove rock from the roof of a small cave.
In a separate article on DPM, one unnamed local said that climbers in the area had been noticing chipped holds, and occasionally entire manufac... Read More
Vermont State Senator Kevin Mullin has introduced a bill that will fine skiers up to $500 for intentionally skiing out of bounds at resorts in the state. The bill is in response to the estimated 50 people who have required rescue this winter after skiing out of bounds and getting lost.
Mullin’s district contains Pico and Killington ski resorts. Most of the “lost” skiers were at Killington:
“There’s been a lot of it this year, especially at Killington, and it&rs... Read More
A woman was rescued from the Superstition Mountains in Arizona on Tuesday after she was reported missing for the second time this winter while searching for the fabled Lost Dutchman's gold mine.
Rescuers found Robin Bird, 51, Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m. on the Bluff Springs Trail in the mountains east of Phoenix. She was unresponsive, suffering from hypothermia and dehydration. Rescuers started a fire to warm her while they waited for a rescue helicopter. Eventually she was able to walk... Read More