Backcountry

A New Partnership

Professional big mountain skier, Cody Townsend, explains why he’s signed up with ABS: Avalanche Air Bag Systems.

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Posted by Cody Townsend on July 9th, 2010 in and .
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150lb Crusts & The Alpine Crawl

One of the more frustrating booting scenarios is when you encounter crusts which are almost supportable… but not quite. Andrew McLean introduces The Alpine Crawl to help stay on top of the crust.

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Posted by Andrew McLean on March 23rd, 2010 in .
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The Hash Pipe Couloir, Utah

It’s short, harsh, dangerous, leaves you dazed, your bases stoned, you’re likely to get burned, it smells like shit (mountain goat shit in this case) and is unrecommended. But, it’s also fun.

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Posted by Andrew McLean on March 7th, 2010 in and .
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Dealing with unprepared backcountry skiers

How do you feel when you’re out in the backcountry and you see others without the right safety equipment? Here’s Cody Townsend’s advice to approach the situation.

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Posted by Cody Townsend on February 27th, 2010 in .
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How to measure the angle of a slope

How does one accurately measure the angle of a slope before deciding to ski it? Andrew McLean puts aside the estimations in favour of a gadget approach.

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Posted by Andrew McLean on February 1st, 2010 in .
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Avalanches claim lives in Utah

Two skiers in two separate avalanche accidents have died in the backcountry of Utah this past week.

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Posted by Brendon on January 29th, 2010 in and and and .
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Video: Skin rip like a pro

When you’re out in the backcountry it’s important to get organised fast in the cold weather. In this short video Andrew McLean shows you how to get out of those skins like an expert.

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Posted by Andrew McLean on January 19th, 2010 in .
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Cornice Stomping

In his latest installment on testing snow stability Andrew McLean talks about cornice stomping.

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Posted by Andrew McLean on January 16th, 2010 in .
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Video: POV helmet cam of a burial and rescue

Ever wondered what it would be like to be unlucky enough to get caught in an avalanche? Here is a view from a helmet cam from a lucky skier and a must-see video for anyone contemplating the backcountry.

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Posted by Brendon on October 6th, 2009 in and and and .
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