Archive | November, 2015

avalanche hazard rating

What’s The Problem?

The classic backcountry ski checklist – shovel, probe, beacon, brain – has also come to include the avalanche forecast, and most of us make the effort to check the forecast before we head into the mountains. But an important question that’s often overlooked is; “Are really absorbing the most important information contained in the forecast?” Sure, the avalanche hazard rating… Read More

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bro brah

Backcountry Skier Personalities – part II

Backcountry skiers can be a curious bunch. We come in a variety of flavors and there are several easy stereotypes to poke fun at. Of course, we all hold traits from multiple stereotypes, but in the spirit of making fun of ourselves, we offer Backcountry Skier Personalities part II – read part I here THE BRO BRAH Few skiers are… Read More

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GSI Java Mill

Backcountry Coffee Grinders

Coffee is a daily fixture for many of us. It’s how we start our day. It fuels work. It fuels adventure. It’s a ritual. The art of making coffee in the backcountry and on road trips takes many forms. Regardless of how you make your coffee on the road, freshly ground beans definitely add to the quality. In my perpetual… Read More

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Great Siberian Traverse

The Great Siberian Traverse – ski movie

The Great Siberian Traverse Here’s a little adventure ski stoke from Sherpas Cinema, the crew that produced Into the Mind, All I Can and The Fine Line. The Great Siberian Traverse follows Callum Pettit, Ingrid Backstrom and Nick Martini on a 6,000-mile journey through Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway in search snow and adventure. The full film (27 min) is a fun mix… Read More

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