Archive | March, 2014

Avalanche Essentials by Bruce Tremper

Avalanche Essentials

There’s no shortage of books on avalanche safety, and Utah Avalanche Center Director, Bruce Tremper, is the author of one of the best, Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain. One thing books like Staying Alive and others lack, however, is a readability and first person approach that appeals to readers with a less technical background or approach. This readable, first person… Read More

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Avalanche Footage and Imagery

It’s been a wild February and March for avalanche footage and imagery from around the world. There have been many high profile slides around North America and Europe including slides that have hit homes and ski resort infrastructure. In case you have any question as to the destructive potential of an avalanche, here’s a collection of footage from around the… Read More

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Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington

Given the level of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering occuring today, few mountains in the lower 48 states have been left unexplored. Nonetheless, the Washington Cascades remain one of the more wild and raw ranges south of the 49th Parallel. Writing a guidebook to skiing Washington’s Cascade Range that represents the current level of skiing and exploration taking place is… Read More

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Patagonia Knifeblade, OR Enchainment

Softshell Ski Jackets – Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket, OR Enchainment Jacket Having trouble regulating your temp on the up track? In addition to wearing too many layers or simply too warm a layer, too many backcountry skiers wear waterproof/breathable shells (top and bottom) for touring. I’m here to tell you that less is more and, more often than not, a fully… Read More

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