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Laura Hadar Strives for Female Splitboard 14er Record

After climbing and riding the 14,000-foot Castle Peak in the spring of 2016, Hadar embraced the challenge of becoming the first female splitboarder to ride all of Colorado’s 14ers. Since then, Hadar and Anastas have tackled 21 peaks, with 37 remaining.

Out of the Drought: Shasta guide Rich Meyer talks California’s summer snowpack and big objectives

It’s no secret that this winter put any Californian worries about drought to bed. And for the Golden State backcountry set, the lasting snowpack on the mountains means a plentiful summer ski-mountaineering season on the high peaks. The iconic Mt. Shasta received 153-percent of normal precipitation, making this past winter one of the wettest on record.