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.

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Cook Tent

In this episode, Andrew McLean keeps the fire of stoke burning with cook tent setup techniques. 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.

Special investigation finds Protect Our Winters, Punxsutawney Phil in cahoots

An investigation conducted by Backcountry Magazine and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found that the climate-change advocacy nonprofit Protect Our Winters and the Pennsylvania-based meteorological prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil may have conspired to formally lengthen winter 2016-17. According to NPR, Punxsutawney Phil, the Marmota monax who has forecasted seasonal outlooks for 131 years, […]

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Layering

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.

Squaw Valley Patroller Joe Zuiches Passes Away

Squaw Valley Resort, Calif. On Tuesday morning, Squaw Valley ski patroller Joe Zuiches passed away in an explosives-related accident. Zuiches, 42, was part of two, two-men teams deploying explosives on the resort’s Gold Coast Ridge. A resident of Olympic Valley, Calif., Zuiches had worked as a patroller for Squaw Valley since 2012. Prior to that, Zuiches guided with Shasta Mountain Guides, […]

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Anchors

In this episode, Andrew McLean stands his ground with anchor building skills for that instance when skiing is just not an option.

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Baselayers

For our next installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce baselayers to help you build warmth and comfort from the foundation up.

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Ropes

In the latest episode of Basecamp TV, Andrew McLean gets tied up in the details about useful ski-mountaineering rope skills.

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