Basecamp TV’s Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean – Season 2

Backcountry Basecamp TV Season 2Andrew McLean is back for a second season of Basecamp TV, and this time he takes a dive into the softer skills of backcountry travel. Over five episodes, the Straight Chuter covers the nuances of nutrition, communication, safety, group dynamics and trip planning, all with his signature, expert blend of insight and humor.

Basecamp TV’s Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean Season 2 is brought to you by Backcountry Magazine, Black Diamond, Farm to Feet and Fritschi Swiss.

Shot on Location in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and beyond

Cinematography and editing by Noah Howell.


Episode 1: Heuristic Traps

In this episode: Andrew McLean explores the human factor in traveling in the backcountry and how to mitigate ego on the skintrack.

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Episode 2: Turning Around

In this episode: McLean talks about when to push for the summit or when it’s time to call it a day.

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Episode 3: Picking a Partner

In this episode: Even Andrew McLean isn’t a lone wolf in the mountains—here’s how he picks the right partner for an objective.

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Episode 4: How to Stay in AK

In this episode: McLean talks travel logistics and base-camp feng shui for that bucket-list Alaska touring expedition.

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Episode 5: Fueling

In this episode: Andrew McLean talks fueling for long days and what snacks he loves when the tank runs low.

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Watch Season 1 Here »

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