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Mountain Biking the Annapurna Circuit

Passing a stupa on Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit at an altitude
>11,500’. The base of Annapurna III (24,790’) in the background.

© Alexander Fortelny

OSI News    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/6/15

WRMC 2015



WRMC 2015

This year's Wilderness Risk Management Conference is October 14-16 in Portland, Oregon. OSI's Alex Kosseff and Andrew Leider will co-present "10 Steps to Better Risk Management,"  and you will have an opportunity to meet OSI's new Director, John Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/29/15

CAMP USA Crampons



Recall: CAMP USA Crampons

CAMP USA recalls two crampon models used for ice climbing: Blade Runner and Tour Nanotech. The front part of Blade Runner crampons can break where the points connect to the crampons, posing a fall hazard. Tour Nanotech crampons are recalled because the heel bail which connects the ankle strap to the crampon can detach, also posing a fall hazard. 

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OSI News    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/9/15

Alex Kosseff



OSI Leadership Restructuring

OSI Announces Major Leadership Restructuring. Alex Kosseff, Founder and President of OSI, has accepted the role of Executive Director of the AMGA. His leadership continues as President of OSI, while John Fair steps up as Director and Jenny LePage takes on the role of Operations Director. 

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By

Eric Bonin

on 6/17/15

Wheelchair in Sun



(Dis)Ability Awareness

Ever wonder how to interact/work with people with disabilities? Eric Bonin, Program Manager at Splore, shares four key concepts for doing just that. Called the Four Pillars of Ability Awareness, they are so straightforward they will give you the confidence (and respect) to get out there and play with your (dis)abled fellow human beings with ease.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/28/15

GT Fury Bike



Recall: GT Fury Bike

Cycling Sports Group recalls GT Fury Mountain Bicycles. The front wheel hub can break and cause disk brake system failure, posing crash and injury hazards. Consumers should stop using the bikes and bring them to an authorized GT dealer for free front wheel replacement.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 3/8/15

Flow Sports Bindings



Recall: Flow Snowboard Bindings

Flow Sports recalls snowboard bindings. A pin can disengage and cause the binding to open, posing a fall hazard. Consumers stop using the bindings and contact Snow Sports for free repair, replacement, or refund.

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Field Safety    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 2/18/15

Denali'sHowl



Book Review: Denali’s Howl

In his book review of Denali's Howl, OSI's founder and director Alex Kosseff critiques this recap of the famed mountaineering expedition in Alaska that took seven lives. Captivativing and insightful, this worthwhile read offers valuable lessons for today's mountaineers and outdoor leaders alike.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 2/16/15

SCOTTEvoBicycleHelmet



Recall: SCOTT Bike Helmet

SCOTT Recalls Vanish Evo Bicycle Helmets due to head injury hazard. The helmets do not comply with impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards. No injuries have been reported. Helmets should be returned for a refund.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 2/5/15

Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Book



Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Boot Recall

Scarpa recalls F1 Evo Ski Boots due to potential accidental switch from SKI to WALK mode in their TRONIC mechanism. No injuries have been reported. This is a voluntary recall by Scarpa.

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