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RECALL: CAMP Cassin Blade Runner Crampons

CAMP Issues Recall for Cassin Blade Runner Crampons CAMP is recalling all Cassin Blade Runner and Blade Runner Alpine Crampons. If you have these crampons, stop using them immediately and contact CAMP. According to Camp-USA.com there is “a risk of fatigue-caused breaking of the supports of the removable front points (see picture); such breaking may take […]

RECALL: CAMP Tour Nanotech Crampons

CAMP Issues Recall for Tour Nanotech Automatic & Semi-Automatic Crampons CAMP is recalling all Tour Nanotech Automatic Crampons and Tour Nanotech Semi-Automatic Crampons. If you have these crampons, stop using them immediately and contact CAMP. According to Camp-USA.com there are “inconsistencies in the crimp at the end of the attachment points on the rear heel […]

Patagonia Ascensionist Pack – 45L Review

Gear Review: Patagonia Ascensionist Pack – 45L Price: $179 Website: Patagonia Size: S/M or L/XL Volume: 25L, 35L, 45L Weight: 1020 grams Summary: The Patagonia Ascensionist Pack is a well-designed, minimalist, technical pack that has been tried and tested in the mountains. Show More Summary

A Skier’s Journey – Friends of Shames

Watch A Skier’s Journey – Friends of Shames When Shames Mountain in Terrace, BC is about to close, the communities of British Columbia bond together to buy the ski hill and turn it into a community owned co-op. As a place that gets up to 40 feet of snow a year, an endless backcountry, and […]

Massive Snow Storm Forecast For The Andes

A massive snow storm is heading for South America. If you’re there, congratulations on making excellent life decisions. If you’re not there, follow along and get ready for a mean case of powder envy. After browsing through a number of different snow forecasts, all indicators show that Chile and Argentina are in for a multi-meter snow […]

The Calling: A Life Rocked By Mountains by Barry Blanchard Book Review

Book Review:  The Calling: A Life Rocked By Mountains by Barry Blanchard Barry Blanchard has written an instant classic. His superb storytelling abilities will leave every reader clinging to the pages as he takes you inside the world of alpine climbing. His passion is inspiring. Everyone from established mountaineers to celebrated armchair adventurers will love […]

Ramshorn Peak – 10,296? – Gallatin Range – Montana

Hiking Ramshorn Peak In Montana’s Gallatin Range From The 320 Guest Ranch Location: Ramshorn Peak, Gallatin Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade II Class 1 Trailhead: Buffalo Horn Trailhead (6,650?) Distance: 16 miles Time: 5 to 8...Show More Summary

Backcountry News You Should Know About – August 1, 2015

It’s the weekend. That means it’s time to find out what’s new in the mountains. Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other intriguing things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Obama: Even The Best Job On Earth Deserves A Better Minimum Wage – Outside Online – President Obama wants to pay anyone […]

Infographic: One Park City by the Numbers

Vail Resorts' amalgamated One Park City, which merges Park City and the Canyons, now takes the title of biggest ski resort in the U.S.

The Legend – The Faces of Dav – Episode 8

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 8 – The Legend The Legend is the final episode of The Face of Dav. All eight episodes have been inspiring and impressive. They truly show why Chris Davenport is a skiing legend – a status that is hard to earn. Davenport has been a force in the ski […]

Ulery’s Lake Trail, Big Sky Resort, Montana

Hiking Ulery’s Lake Loop Trail in Big Sky, Montana Location: Moonlight Basin, Big Sky Resort, Madison Range, Montana Trailhead: Moonlight Lodge Parking Lot Distance: 3.9 miles round trip Time: 1 to 2 hours Moonlight Lodge Trailhead Elevation: 7800...Show More Summary

Gallatin Peak – 11,015? – Madison Range – Montana

Climbing Gallatin Peak in the Spanish Peaks Near Big Sky, Montana Location: Gallatin Peak, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade III Class 3 Trailhead: Lower North Fork (7,250?) Distance: 21...Show More Summary

Backcountry News You Should Know About – July 26, 2015

It’s the weekend. Grab a coffee, enjoy a lazy day, and find out what happened in the mountains this week. Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and more that we think you’d like to know about: Bison Attacks Woman Who Was Trying To Take Selfie With It In Yellowstone Park – CNN.com – […]

The Powderhound – The Faces of Dav – Episode 7

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 7 – The PowderHound Episode 7 of The Faces of Dav starts with a great quote by Davenport, “You don’t have to go halfway around the world to find enjoyment in skiing. It’s anywhere you want to go. Skiing’s all about having fun.” Remember that next time you’re making […]

Watch: The Meru Trailer

Watch: The Meru Trailer Is climbing a mountain worth dying for? It depends. Meru is an award winning documentary starring world-class mountaineers Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Renan Ozturk. This is their journey as they attempt to climb the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in India’s Himalaya Range. Watch the trailer: Learn more about the Meru […]

Watch: Bomb Snow’s “CHILE ¿Por Qué No?”

Watch Bomb Snow TV’s “CHILE ¿Por Qué No?” If this 11:57 video doesn’t make you want to go to Chile to ski in the summer and get some culture, then nothing will. Portillo, Nevados de Chillan, Ski Pucon, Santa Tere, waterfalls, extreme sledding, volcanoes, gringos, Chilean dancing, slacklines, asados, sunset skiing, and choreographed water aerobics. Really, what […]

Lone Mountain – 11,166? – Madison Range – Big Sky – Montana

Hiking To The Top of Big Sky Resort’s Lone Peak via The SE Ridge Location: Lone Mountain, Big Sky Resort, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade 1, Class I Trailhead: Big Sky Mountain Village Base Area Distance: 9 miles Time: 3 to 6 hours Elevation Big Sky Resort Mountain Village: 7,500? | 2286 meters […]

#CanITakeYouHere? – Get Ready For Ongosa.com

Do you wish that every time you went on vacation you were guaranteed to find the perfect guide or instructor for you? Now you can. Guides and instructors have a major impact on the entire adventure sports experience. A good guide or instructor is worth their weight in gold, but there are plenty of guides […]

Wilson Peak – 10,705? – Madison Range – Big Sky – Montana

Climbing Wilson Peak in the Madison Range Near Big Sky, Montana Location: Wilson Peak, Spanish Peaks, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade II Class 3 Trailhead: Dudley Creek Distance: 12 miles Time: 5 to 9 hours Elevation Dudley Creek TH: 6360? Elevation Wilson Peak: 10705? | 3263 meters Total Vertical: 4750? Lat/Long: 45° 19’36” N; 111° […]

The Mountaineer – The Faces of Dav – Episode 6

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 6 – The Mountaineer After skiing all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, what’s next to do in your home state? How about ski the 100 highest peaks in Colorado? That’s what Chris Davenport, Ted Mahon, and Christy Mahon are going to do. It’s always good to look for what’s next. […]

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