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.
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, […]
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 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, […]
In this episode, Andrew McLean stands his ground with anchor building skills for that instance when skiing is just not an option.
For our next installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce baselayers to help you build warmth and comfort from the foundation up.
In the latest episode of Basecamp TV, Andrew McLean gets tied up in the details about useful ski-mountaineering rope skills.
It can be hard to keep up with the latest outerwear trends. From fit to functionality, puffies, baselayers and hardshells undergo small design tweaks every year and we are here to help you parse out the gear that best fits your backcountry needs.
In this episode, Andrew McLean continues dishing on traveling with ski-mountaineering and expedition gear. In this second installment of travel packing techniques, learn how to weigh your options to keep gear plane-worthy.