Summer Stashes: A session on Mt. Adams

All summer long, we will add to the growing list of places where you can find snowy terrain to beat the heat. This week we talked with skier and climber Andy Munas who took advantage of the remaining snow on Mt. Adams in the Cascades earlier in the season.

Swedish freeskier Matilda Rapaport dies in Chilean avalanche

FARELLONES, CHILE. On Thursday, July 14, 30-year-old Swedish freeskier Matilda Rapaport was injured in an avalanche while filming. Rapaport was buried for an estimated time of 30 minutes, and the lengthy burial induced a coma that eventually resulted in death, reports Ski Racing.

Austral Aspirations: Nat Segal talks skiing in the Land Down Under

For the next installment of “Austral Aspirations,” we caught up with Nat to chat about her experience growing up skiing in the southern hemisphere. We wanted to hear more about what the backcountry scene is like and what her objectives are for the next few months.

Mountain Policy: Utah’s Rep. Jason Chaffetz makes moves to protect the Wasatch

Federal legislation was presented by Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Monday, July 11 with the goal of setting aside 80,000 acres of Forest Service land dubbed The Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area.

Summer Stashes: A guide’s guide to Mt. Shasta

For this week’s “Summer Stashes” installment we present Mt. Shasta, where Shasta Mountain Guide Rich Meyer pursues his favorite lines in late June.

Scott Schell takes over as new NWAC Executive Director

SEATTLE, WASH. The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) recently announced in a press release that the former NWAC Program Director Scott Schell has taken over the role of Executive Director from Benj Wadsworth as of July 1.

Summer Stashes: Getting turns on Independence Pass

All summer long, we will add to the growing list of places where you can find snowy terrain to beat the heat. This week, we caught up with Tami Razinger and Tim McClellan who spent four days skiing on Independence Pass.

U.S. avalanche fatality trend flatlines for 22 seasons

Our backcountry community will continue to do all we can to push the number of avalanche fatalities toward zero. However, we also need to take a step back and recognize that this flat line for U.S. avalanche fatalities is big deal.

Summer Stashes: Vasu Sojitra escapes the crowds off Beartooth Highway

All summer long, we will add to the growing list of places where you can find snowy terrain to beat the heat for our series “Summer Stashes.” This week, we talked with Vasu Sojitra who spent Memorial Day weekend in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana.

Spring Vert: Aaron Rice tackles 14ers before heading south for summer

If you are a ski bum in Utah when the season ends, there is only one thing to do—head to the desert. Spring is a hard time for winter diehards like me. Often, I don’t have the most solid plan for the summer—or the rest of life, for that matter.

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