Fearlessly Female: Jan Reynolds on life up high and advice for aspiring women ski mountaineers

Jan Reynolds, 62, is familiar with being the lone woman on daring and remote expeditions. As the former record-holder for women’s high-altitude skiing, which she achieved on Tibet’s Muztagata (24,757 ft.) in 1980, Reynolds has made her mark on ski history.

Big Boots to Fill: How French brothers Jean-Baptiste and Jonathan Charlet follow the family footsteps

And so goes the Charlet family paradox—five generations of alpinists pioneering routes in the birthplace of mountaineering while the latest generation retraces these lines with a more modern, gravitational approach: snowboarding.

Salomon and Atomic’s new tech/alpine Shift MNC 13 aims to do it all with enhanced safety

Quite simply, the Shift is an alpine binding that becomes a tech binding for the ascent. More specifically, the Shift meets the DIN ISO standards for both tech and alpine—it’s a best-of-both-worlds binding that some skiers may lament because of its lack of specialization while others will offer praise due to its quiver-of-one status.