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Timeless Tools: Backcountry items that never lose their virtue

Beyond our skis, boots and poles, beyond our shovel, beacon and probe, there are certain very valuable items we all take into the backcountry. Each one transcends the virtue of creature comforts into backcountry civility, safety and style. They are the standard by which we live and breathe. When it comes to bring it or don’t, it’s like sex; it’s better to have it and not need it than it is to need it and not have it. So it goes for my list of compiled must-haves.

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Photo of the Day: Stranda Summit

Åsmund Thorsen and Eirik Finseth in the Summøre Alps. Stranda, Norway | Photo: Mattias Fredriksson mattiasfredriksson.com   … [Read More...]

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Backstory: Christmas Powder

I sit in a recycled ski chair on the cabin porch in Ouray, Colo., and watch giant, Christmas Eve snowflakes fall softly as I call my parents to wish them Merry Christmas. I am eager to tell my parents … [Read More...]

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BC Banter: Snowless on Turnagain Pass, Sentencing in Wolf Creek Avalanche Death, 22 Inches Fall in Tahoe, RASTA Glade Project Open for Comment

Turnagain Pass, Alaska Warm temperatures have brought rain in place of snow so far this season at south central Alaska’s Turnagain Pass. Now, more than two weeks past the typical opening date, the … [Read More...]

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Living the Life: David Rothman On Ski Culture, Recreation and Mountain Living

Ever since childhood, author David Rothman’s life has revolved around skiing. As an adult, he decided to bring his passion for writing and skiing together as he’d seen done in the climbing and … [Read More...]

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Splitboards, Sweat and Cheers: Racing the Eighth-Annual Dirksen Derby

Splitboarding is not usually this chaotic. It can certainly be scary or even dangerous, but this is a sunny day at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. The climb is just a few hundred feet, yet there are a few … [Read More...]

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Timeless Tools: Backcountry items that never lose their virtue

Beyond our skis, boots and poles, beyond our shovel, beacon and probe, there are certain very valuable items we all take into the backcountry. Each one transcends the virtue of creature comforts into … [Read More...]

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Black Diamond Issues Voluntary Whippet Recall

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Black Diamond Equipment has issued a voluntary recall on their Whippet and Carbon Whippet self arrest ski poles. The models, … [Read More...]

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Tech Binding Boom: For 2015, Safety Becomes a Tech Binding Cornerstone

In the November 2014 issue, Editor Tyler Cohen explores the recent boom in tech bindings that have an increased focus on safety—and DIN certification. While researching this story, he posed several … [Read More...]

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The Smartprobe: AvaTech Launches SP1 and AvaNet

"Saving lives starts with understanding the snow under our feet and avoiding avalanches before they happen," says Brint Markle, co-founder and CEO of AvaTech, a new company focused on developing … [Read More...]

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Dynafit Announces Beast 16 DIN ISO Certification

On the heels of Marker's Kingpin tech binding launch, Dynafit is announcing the TÜV certification of their Beast 16 binding. Both products now meet DIN ISO 13992:2007, the TÜV certification … [Read More...]

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Video: Sun Dog

Dogs can shred, too. And it's about time they got their starring role in an artful and action-filled short. DPS's latest installment of Cinematic does just that, with Conga shredding steeps and powder … [Read More...]

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Over the Hill: The Wilderness Act Turns 50

“Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.” … [Read More...]

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Video: Out On A Limb

"I obviously knew there was going to be a bunch of obstacles I'd have to overcome," Vasu Sojitra says about backcountry skiing. Sojitra, profiled the latest edit from T-Bar Films, had his right leg … [Read More...]

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Video: Avalanche Engineers

“We’re really just trying to understand the fundamental process that causes a slope to fail in an avalanche in the first place,” says Tony Lebaron, a PhD candidate in Applied Mechanics at … [Read More...]

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Video: Chugach Classics ‘From The Road’

Five years ago, Valdez Heli Ski guide Eric Henderson took a massive fall on Meteorite Peak, a classic descent in Alaska's Chugach Mountains, breaking his neck and ending his guiding career. Last … [Read More...]

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