Earth Day Celebrations Hit Fever Pitch, Sherpa Dies on Everest, & Extra Tales to Begin Your Week

From the inspiring to the tragic, that is GearJunkie’s wrap on exploration and journey information of the week. Right here’s what you missed and some issues to sit up for.

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April 23 is Earth Day. Each the Nationwide Parks Service and Continental Divide Path Coalition provide a bunch of alternatives to get in on the motion. Verify ’em out.

First, via Nationwide Park Week: All 400 NPS items have particular applications, actions, and digital experiences to mark the event. This 12 months’s NPS Week theme is “sPark Connections.”

Every day focuses on methods the person can develop into extra concerned with NPS:

  • Monday, April 18: sPark Collaboration – How are you going to become involved or take part in alternatives?
  • Tuesday, April 19: sPark Innovation – What’s new in parks, and the way will the efforts enhance the customer expertise?
  • Wednesday, April 20: sPark Alternatives – Be taught in regards to the employment alternatives accessible in nationwide parks via the federal authorities and varied associate organizations.
  • Thursday, April 21: sPark Preservation – What position do you play within the ‘recreate responsibly’ motion?
  • Friday, April 22: sPark Motion and Earth Day Celebration – What actions can all of us take to assist cut back our impression and protect pure programs?
  • Saturday, April 23: sPark Curiosity – Via Junior Ranger applications and different actions, be taught extra in regards to the parks.
  • Sunday, April 24: sPark Recollections – Do you’ve got lasting reminiscences or traditions created throughout visits to nationwide parks?
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“Nationwide Park Week is a good time to discover a lesser-known website,” stated Nationwide Park Basis president and CEO, Will Shafroth. “There may be a lot magnificence and cultural heritage to expertise in your individual yard.”

To begin planning your subsequent journey, head to NPS.gov/npweek or obtain the official NPS app. From there, you possibly can search by location, exercise, or matter and get the most recent particulars on occasions and park info.


The Continental Divide Path Coalition celebrates its eighth annual Path Days volunteer week in Silver Metropolis, New Mexico, April 22-24, 2022. The festivities will embody audio system, a gear expo, group hikes, and a particular Gila Earth Day pageant on April 23.

RSVP to Path Days occasions through Fb and be taught extra at continentaldividetrail.org/trail-days-2022.


Expedition Africa, the second race on this 12 months’s Journey Racing World Collection, went down final week within the landlocked and mountainous African Kingdom of Lesotho.

The profitable crew, Estonian ACE Journey La Sportiva, accomplished the 416-kilometer course, involving trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, and a 5km donkey-assisted orienteering relay in 80 hours and quarter-hour, having slept lower than 1.5 hours. The race ended on the Afriski Mountain Resort, certainly one of Africa’s few ski resorts.

Different occasions within the 2022 Journey Racing World Collection will happen in Panama, Croatia, France, Canada’s British Columbia, Ecuador, Malaysia, Scotland, and the U.S. state of Oregon, with the 2022 Journey Racing World Championship going down in Paraguay in September.

(Photo/Expedition Africa, courtesy USARA) adventure news of the week
(Picture/Expedition Africa, courtesy USARA)

An Everest Sherpa perished on April 14 within the notoriously deadly Khumbu Icefall, reported ExplorersWeb. Nima Tenji Sherpa was shuttling hundreds to Camps 1 and a couple of together with 10 different high-altitude staff from Worldwide Mountain Guides (IMG) when he collapsed. A teammate found the Sherpa sitting upright subsequent to the path and unresponsive. Tenji had summited Everest on a number of prior events. He was simply 38 years previous.

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The second-annual Paris-Roubaix Femmes biking race took off on Saturday, April 16, adopted by the 119th Paris-Roubaix males’s race on Sunday, April 17. Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) of Trek-Segafredo executed a decisive victory within the girls’s match with 3:10:54 on the clock. On Sunday, Dylan van Baarle (NLD) of INEOS Grenadiers crossed the end line at 5:37:00 — almost 2 minutes forward of the silver medalist.


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