Montgomery Atwater: Father of U.S. Avalanche Work

Early in life, Montgomery Atwater’s aspirations weren’t to work with snow and avalanches. In fact, after graduating from Harvard in 1926 with a degree in English literature, the Oregon native began writing works of nonfiction. But World War II brought Atwater, who went by the nickname Monty, to Colorado’s Camp Hale where he’d join the 10th Mountain Division.


Get The Gear: Four Navigation and Safety Must-Haves

When traveling through the backcountry becomes old hat, don't revert to complacency. Instead, with bigger objectives comes more responsibility to safety and navigation—here are four gear essentials to … [Read More...]

The New Normal

Chuck Bird and Rob Coppolillo take their skis for a walk in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. [Photo] Fredrik Marmsater It’s 8:30 a.m. on a cold February morning, and we’ve been on the move … [Read More...]

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