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Buried by Ken Wylie

Buried by Ken Wylie – Book Review

Here’s the review of the new book Buried by Ken Wylie that appeared in the October issue. Buried by Ken Wylie Rocky Mountain Books – $25 January 2003 was a deadly month in British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains. A total of 14 backcountry skiers and boarders died in the range that month in two separate avalanche accidents. The first incident took… Read More

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Climbing and Skiing Colorado

Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains – 50 Select Descents

The Colorado Rockies have a long history of climbing and skiing and there are many lifetimes of descents to be earned within the state’s boundaries. Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains – 50 Select Ski Descents aims to help you select some of the best. While well known for its fourteeners, Colorado is, of course, full of countless lower elevation peaks…. Read More

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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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Beyond the Mountain by Steve House

Beyond the Mountain

The December issue of Off-Piste mag featured a review of Beyond the Mountain  by Steve House. Looking for some spring reading, check it out. Steve house is one of the world’s premier alpine climbers. He has set a high standard for style and achievement in the mountains. His approach to the mountains centers on a low impact, self-reliant alpine style… Read More

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deep powder steep rock

Book Review: Deep Powder and Steep Rock

Deep Powder and Steep Rock – The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser by Chic Scott Hans Gmoser was a pioneer in the world of alpine adventure. Raised in Austria during World War II, Gmoser moved to Canada at age 19 and proceeded to pursue his dreams in the mountains. He went on to claim countless first ascents including epic… Read More

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Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains

Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters and Mountains

I just finished reading Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains by Topher Donahue. The book is full of the history mountain adventure that surround Hans Gmoser, a pioneering mountaineer and skier who pushed the limits of skiing and climbing in the Canadian Rockies and beyond, as well as having started the world’s first heli-skiing operation in the… Read More

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Ski Related Book Reviews

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain – Bruce Tremper One the best avalanche safety books available. It has the science, it has the human element. If you are looking to expand your vision in the world of avalanche science, this is the book. Powder Pioneers – Award winning book on Canadian ski history by Chic Scott. From the roots of skiing in… Read More

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