Whistler's Horstman T-Bar, which over the course of its 33-year lifespan provided access to some of North America's finest summertime skiing, has been removed. Since its installation in 1987, the rope tow hauled everyone from professional racers and freestylers to amateur shredders up the Horstman Glacier, but those days are over.
The glacier's rapid shrinkage has been an issue for years, causing the cancellation and closure of terrain parks and camps, but nothing says "It's almost over" like the complete removal of an iconic feature like the Horstman T-Bar.
All it takes is one quick trip to the grocery store to see that we consume an absurd amount of single-use plastic. Your toothpaste tube is plastic. The pasta you bought for dinner is packaged in plastic. Your favorite granola bars come in—you’ve probably guessed already—plastic. If you don’t want to hear any more depressing news reports about dead whales full of plastic, then we’ve got to do more than recycling our water bottles and hummus containers. We need to find an alternative for all
Over the past winter, oil and gas companies designated over 100,000 acres of land under the Bureau of Land Management's jurisdiction which they hoped to lease for hydrocarbon extraction. About 85,000 of the total 100,000 acres were cleared to be leased after an environmental review, with the auction scheduled for September 2020. RELATED: Climber Rescued from Crevasse on Grand Teton Recreation access-focused organizations such as Access Fund took exception, arguing that to lease the land would
A climber was rescued out of a crevasse on the Teton Glacier on August 7. Wikipedia photo. One thing many of us probably didn’t know was that Grand Teton National Park still has glaciers large enough to form crevasses. While they are far away from the most popular summer climbing and hiking routes, they still pose a threat as evidenced by the fact that a climber had to be rescued from a crevasse by park authorities on Friday, August 7 on the Teton Glacier on the north side of the Grand