Who knew that there is a program for fourth graders to visit any of our country’s national parks for free? Did you also know that this offer has been extended to fifth graders by the office of the National Park Service Director? How does this program work? Do I want to take advantage of it? How do I attend responsibly, enjoying the land while protecting it?
In 1933, three brothers created the world's first liquid filled compass. This greatly improved explorers ability to navigate. The new company, called SILVA, would go on to create a headlamp. This would lay the groundwork for nearly a century of orienteering tools used to navigate in places where other tools like GPS would fail.
A Gibbon is an ape. That's where the slackline company got their name. Gibbon Slacklines made slacklining available to the masses when they took an activity that was performed by a few experts and made it available to everyone. They try to embody the values they see in their namesake and teach intelligence, balance, and mobility.
On October 30, 2020 Liberty Mountain team member Jake Hirschi assisted with an act of rememberance for military veterans organized by Follow the Flag. An enormous American flag was suspended above the mouth of Coldwater Canyon in North Ogden, Utah. The flag flies as a symbol to remember those who fell and is called "The Major" after Major Brent Taylor, a Utah mayor and serviceman who lost his life in Afghanistan.
On September 19, 2020 four remarkable ascents will be awarded Piolets d'Or 2020 during the 25th edition of the Ladek Mountain Film Festival in Poland. Of the four being awarded, two of the teams are American! Our own Beal and Grivel athlete Alan Rousseau is receiving the award for his 2019 ascent with Tino Villanueva of Tengi Ragi Tau (22,762 ft).