Archive | November, 2013

CiloGear Pack Factory visit

CiloGear – Backpacks made in Portland Oregon

Continuing with our side project to visit and highlight local and regional ski related businesses, I recently made a trip to backpack maker, CiloGear, located in Portland, Oregon. The small, independent pack company is named after the Cilo Mountains, a remote range in southeast Turkey where Graham Williams, owner and founder, actually spent time climbing while living and working in… Read More

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Stanley Thermos for ski touring

Essential Ski Touring Gear – The Thermos

As backcountry skiers, we carry a variety of “essential” gear: beacon, shovel, probe and skins. But, in keeping with my “it’s the little things in life” mantra, a hot drink on a cold day in the mountains goes a long way and has become part of my essentials list. For the most part, I’ve replaced carrying cold water on a… Read More

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Andreas Fransson Ski Video

Sad news on the loss of ski mountaineer Magnus Kastengren. Another fine ski mountaineer living on the edge. Kastengren was skiing with friend and renowned ski mountaineer Andreas Fransson in New Zealand when he fell to his death on Mt. Cook. story link Andreas Fransson is well know for skiing incredibly steep, technical lines around the world along with creating… Read More

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