Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Bad Habits


Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean – Bad Habits from Backcountry Magazine on Vimeo.

In this episode, Andrew McLean takes a page from Ms. Post and cracks down on skintrack etiquette to keep everyone on their best backcountry behavior.

Each week, Basecamp TV, in collaboration with Andrew McLean, brings you new skills to help grow your ski mountaineering gray matter and improve your understanding of how to move in technical terrain. Over 11 episodes, McLean covers tips, tricks and techniques to get you safely into the mountains.

Basecamp TV’s Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean is brought to you by Backcountry Magazine and Outdoor Research.

Shot on location in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and beyond

Cinematography by Jonah and Noah Howell

Editing by Noah Howell

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  1. post-holer says:

    best one yet!!

  2. I would say the worst is the people who play music….On speakers….Loud.

  3. I imagine that the “atmosphere” of this episode was part of “bad habits” and that Andrew really does not smoke and pound booze the way it was portrayed in the segment!

    • Hello – No, I’ve never smoked – it just seemed like a funny background for a “Bad Habits” video.

  4. Last one ” never post hole the skin track” interpretation: leave your dog home and take it for the ” lactic acid” release walk after the drive home. This prevents an early life dog knee issue. Also keeps the turds from smearing on your neighbors skins.
    Thank you!

  5. DirtY Dirt says:

    What about skiing all the way back to the trailhead on the last run, leaving behind avalanche debris and partners to assume you were buried? Or was that covered in the Mountain Mishaps Slideshow? Glass Houses. 😉

  6. #11 The MOST worse of all, never take a leak on the skin track!!! Who does that anyway?

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