Gearbox: Gloves and Mittens

Six pairs of gloves and mittens for everything from sunny skintracks to arctic descents.

In Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Records Third Avalanche Fatality in a Week

Wyoming recorded its third avalanche fatality in a week yesterday, with the death of an individual in Grand Teton National Park in a line called the Broken Thumb Couloir. This fatality marks the 25th death in the U.S. in as many days. According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, the Teton County Coroner identified […]

Wyoming reports second avalanche fatality in a week

A snowboarder was caught and buried in an avalanche on Wyoming’s Togwotee Pass on Thursday afternoon. He was flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. This is the second avalanche fatality in Wyoming this week and the 28th in the United States this season.

Forty-five-year-old Bozeman Resident Dies Following Beehive Basin Avalanche

Forty-five-year-old, Bozeman resident Craig Kitto died from injuries sustained in an avalanche on Sunday, February 14. Kitto was splitboarding in Beehive Basin near Big Sky, Montana, when he was caught, carried and partially buried in an avalanche.

Snowboarder found dead near Loveland Pass, Colorado

On Sunday, February 14, Colorado reported its eighth avalanche fatality of the season when a snowboarder was killed near Loveland Ski Area. The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 57-year-old David Heide of St. Mary’s, Colorado.

An Unfortunate and Precarious Situation

We owe our friends at Ortovox and Pieps an apology. But first, some context. Over a decade ago, we started our Mountain Account column as a way to help the backcountry community to learn from accidents and incidents in the mountains. We see this as an educational part of our magazine and, over the years, […]

Utah reports four avalanche fatalities near Millcreek Canyon

Four skiers were killed in an avalanche in the Wilson Glades between Millcreek Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, February 6. These four deaths bring the total number of avalanche fatalities in the United Sates since January 30 to 15 and to six fatalities in Utah this season.

Oregon Skier Dies in Avalanche in California’s Klamath National Forest

The Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center confirmed Thursday the death of a skier near Etna Summit, southwest of Etna, California, following a Wednesday avalanche. Mt. Shasta News has identified the victim as 35-year-old Brook Golling, of Ashland, Oregon.

Skier Dies in Thursday Avalanche in Popular East Vail Chutes, Avalanche Warning In Effect

Colorado’s Eagle County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Thursday the death of a skier in the East Vail Chutes, a popular backcountry area beyond the boundaries of Vail Ski Resort. Following an avalanche earlier this week that killed three skiers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, this marks the fourth fatality in the state in less than a week.

Experienced Skier Killed in Avalanche in New Hampshire’s Ammonoosuc Ravine

New Hampshire Fish and Game has confirmed the death of a skier in an avalanche in the Ammonoosuc Ravine of New Hampshire’s Presidential Range. Following a 24-hour search, which began Tuesday night, a multiagency rescue effort recovered the individual’s body on the west side of Mt. Washington, the range’s tallest summit.