When I chose to attempt to set the record for skinning and skiing the most vertical feet in one year, I knew skiing solo was going to be a reality. Most people aren’t into repeated 10,000-vertical-foot days or skiing in marginal June conditions.
In a July 15 press release, Dynafit announced the recall of the Khion ski boot. The Khion, released for winter 2015-16, is a four-buckle freeride boot that was intended to balance chargeability on the descent with lightweight movability on the ascent. This voluntary recall pertains to all North American-distributed men’s and women’s models of both the carbon and non-carbon Khion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For this week’s “Summer Stashes” installment we present Mt. Shasta, where Shasta Mountain Guide Rich Meyer pursues his favorite lines in late June.
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.
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.
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.