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2017 Backcountry Bindings: A Tech’s Perspective

After a week in the trenches wrenching bindings at Backcountry Magazine’s annual Family Camp (also known as their annual Gear Party…err…Test) at Powder Mountain, I can tell you a few things about which AT bindings were liked and which were not.

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Mission Memorial Day: Taking remembrance to the mountains

In early March, Associate Editor Lucy Higgins spent four days touring and skiing in the Beartooth Mountains with the Sierra Club's Military Outdoors program for an upcoming story. Also on the trip was … [Read More...]

A multi-user backcountry discussion: Winter Wildlands Alliance Ambassador Forum 2016

AMGA Guide Donny Roth, an ambassador for Winter Wildlands Alliance, recently went to the first Winter Wildlands Alliance Forum held in Tahoe City, Calif. There, Roth and fellow ambassadors and … [Read More...]

Boardroom: From Mall Shop Manager to Snowboard Brand Owner, Mason Davey Follows His Own Path

I first met Mason Davey, co-owner of Weston Snowboards, on a bootpack out to the Jackson Hole backcountry. I happened to be on one of his Backwoods snowboards, testing it during the Jackson Hole … [Read More...]

Backstory: They Can’t All Be Gems

“I left my wallet in Elko,” Dan’s text message read. “I’m going to listen to the gods on this one and head home.” When Josh and I received the text in early morning, we hadn’t heard from the gods yet, … [Read More...]

Shifting Ice and Changing Tides: A Ski and Sail Saga

In March of 2014, an all-female crew, including Martha and Pip Hunt, McKenna Peterson, Nat Segal, Meghan Kelly and photographer Kt Miller set out to sea. Their goal: to sail from Ísafjörður, Iceland … [Read More...]

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