2017 Apparel Guide: The story behind the cult classic Kinco

Kincos have long maintained a cult following in the skiing world as the quintessential blue-collar glove of choice because of their durability and affordability—about $12 for the cotton-backed style that’s made from pigskin leather and lined with Kinco’s proprietary HeatKeep insulation.

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Couloirs

In this episode, Andrew McLean lives up to his moniker of “Straight Chuter” and explains the best methods for going up and coming back down couloirs.

Backcountry Magazine seeks film and webisode proposals for fall 2017 launch

On the heels of the successful launch of BASECAMP TV, an instructional, online video series, Backcountry Magazine is seeking proposals for film projects, webisode campaigns and video series to be filmed this winter and released in fall 2017 through Backcountry’s digital channels.

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Gloves

For our next installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce gloves to keep your digits wiggling and warm on cold days when mobility is crucial.

Four snowboarders die in Tignes, France avalanche

Four snowboarders were killed Monday, February 13 after being caught in an avalanche that was triggered out-of-bounds near the Tignes resort boundary in Southern France’s Rhône Alps.

Colorado and Utah Avalanche Centers to launch “Go Before You Go” campaign

Building on the success of their “Know Before You Go” avalanche safety campaign, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) announced today a new backcountry awareness initiative dubbed “Go Before You Go.”

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Route Finding

In this episode, Andrew McLean navigates his way to safe pow turns with helpful route-finding methods. Each week, Basecamp TV, in collaboration with Andrew McLean, brings you new skills to help grow your ski mountaineering gray matter and improve your understanding of how to move in technical terrain.

Amid power outage, Jackson Hole, Wyo. avalanche danger spikes to extreme

As of Thursday morning, Teton Pass is closed after multiple natural avalanches covered the road in more than 12 feet of debris. The high winds are responsible for the formation of windslabs that reportedly range from six inches to four feet thick in certain areas, and the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center warns that windloading at higher elevations will continue.

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Helmets

For our 2017 Apparel Guide, we focus on the timeless and the trending. These are classics that we know and love, alongside the best in new materials, styles and tech. For our next installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce helmets to keep your dome safe, warm and unencumbered.

More than 100 dead after tragic avalanche cycle on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border

Over the past week, tragedy has struck the mountainous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have lead to the deaths of more than 100 people and have buried two entire villages.

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