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Two Russian Climbers Killed In Avalanche On Ikatsky Ridge In Buryatia, Russia

Avalanche Kills Two Climbers On Remote Route On Ikatsky Ridge In Eastern Siberia Ikatsky Ridge, Buryatia, Russia – On April 18, 2016 two Russian climbers were killed in an avalanche while climbing a new route on a remote vertical wall...Show More Summary

FWT Snowboard World Champion Estelle Balet Killed In Avalanche In Switzerland

Avalanche Kills FWT Snowboard World Champion Estelle Balet While Filming In Swiss Alps Valais, Switzerland – At approximately 8 AM on Tuesday April 19, 2016, two time Freeride World Tour snowboard World Champion Estelle Balet was killed...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills French Ski Mountaineer Near Valgrisenche, Italy

French Ski Mountaineer Killed In Avalanche On Punta Bassac In Aosta Valley Near Valgrisenche, Italy Punta Bassac, Italy – At approximately 9:30 AM on Monday, April 18, 2016 a French ski mountaineer and a French mountain guide were caught...Show More Summary

One Dead, Two Injured In Galmilicke Avalanche In Valais, Switzerland

Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer Near Galmilicke In Valais, Switzerland Galmilicke, Switzerland – At approximately 11:30 AM on Sunday, April 17, 2016 an avalanche caught three ski tourers – killing one and injuring two. The accident occurred...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Two Climbers On The Pic du Midi Bigorre In The French Pyrenees

Two Dead After Avalanche In The Couloir Des Poubelles On The Pic Du Midi Bigorre In Haute Pyrenees of France Pic du Midi Bigorre, France – On Sunday, April 17, 2016, three climbers left at 4 AM to climb the Couloir Des Poubelles, orShow More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – April 11-17, 2016

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of backcountry news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Two Skiers Survive Multiple Days Trapped...Show More Summary

Two Skiers Survive Multiple Days Trapped On Alaska’s Harding Icefield

Severe Weather Leaves Two Skiers Stranded On Alaska’s Harding Icefield In Kenai Mountains For Four Days Harding Icefield, Alaska – On Friday, April 8 Jennifer Neyman, 36, and Christopher Hanna, 45, were flown by plane to Bear Glacier on the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of Alaska. Show More Summary

Ski Mountaineers Ski Austrian Route On North Face of Les Courtes on Mont Blanc | Watch The Video

Super Rare Ski Mountaineering Line Gets Skied In French Alps | “Once In A Lifetime Conditions” On April 10, 2016 Yannick Boissenot, Stéphane Roguet, Nicolas Brunel and Titi Gentet skied the Austrian route on the North Face of Les Courtes on the Mont Blanc massif above the Argentiere basin in the French Alps. Show More Summary

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – April 15, 2016

It’s definitely springtime in the mountains. Warm temperatures and late spring snow squalls mean that winter is still here. Whether you’re seeking spring pow, the annual corn harvest, or steep and stable ski mountaineering lines, there...Show More Summary

Watch: Helicopter Avalanche Bombing In Kananaskis Country, Canada

Excellent Avalanche Footage From K Country, Canada We stumbled across this YouTube video of LR Helicopters, a charter helicopter service based in Calgary, Alberta doing helicopter avalanche bombing near a ski resort in Kananaskis Country in Canada. Show More Summary

Get Outside With 16 Days Of Fee-Free Access To National Parks In 2016

Celebrate The National Park Service Centennial In 2016 With 16 Days Of Fee-Free Access To National Parks In honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, the NPS is offering 16 days of fee-free access to all US National Parks...Show More Summary

Black Diamond Recalls Index Ascenders, Camalots and Camlot Ultralights, Easy Riders and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata Lanyard Sets

Index Ascenders, Camalots and Camalot Ultralights, Easy Riders and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata Lanyard Sets Recalled By Black Diamond To find out if your gear is affected and what to do, read the Safety Recall Notice From Black DiamondShow More Summary

BDTV – Sharing the Line

Watch BDTV – Episode 4: Sharing the Line The Bellavista route on the north face of Cima Ovest in the Dolomites looks impossible from the bottom. Despite the 60 meter roof, it was first climbed free by Alex Huber in 2001. It is the first...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler In Hoodoo Mountains Of Alaska

Fairbanks Man Dies In Avalanche Near Summit Lake In Eastern Alaska Range | 2nd Avalanche Fatality In Same Zone In April 2016 Hoodoo Mountains, Alaska – At approximately 12:10 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 rescuers found the body of 38-year-old...Show More Summary

Mammut Trion Pro Pack Review

Gear Review: Mammut Trion Pro Backpack Price: $199 Size: One Size Volume In Liters: 35+7 or 50+7 Summary:The Mammut Trion Pro is a lightweight, streamlined, and well designed pack that is ideal for alpine pursuits and ski mountaineering. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – April 4 – 10, 2016

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of backcountry news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Two French Ski Instructors Set New Chamonix-Zermatt...Show More Summary

Two French Ski Instructors Set New Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route Speed Record

Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet Crush 108km Haute Route Ski Traverse In 16 Hour and 35 Minutes Chamonix, France – At 0:20 on March 21, 2016, Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet took advantage of a perfect weather window and proceeded...Show More Summary

Can A Wolverine Save You From An Avalanche?

Wolverines have a notorious reputation in the wild. That’s why it might surprise you that they could be the perfect search and rescue animal. Watch as Casey Anderson from America The Wild on NatGeoWild gets buried in snow. His rescuer is Jasper the wolverine. Show More Summary

British Skier Escapes Pack Of Wolves In Bulgarian Backcountry

Even though this story happened in February 2016, it seems to have just hit mainstream media – and it’s definitely an exciting tale indeed. In February, British skier Janveer Sandhu, 30, of Essex, was on a ski holiday in Bansko, Bulgaria. Show More Summary

Watch Avalanche Footage From Grindelwald, Switzerland

Amazing Avalanche Footage On The Wetterhorn Near Grindelwald, Switzerland From Summer 2015 In September 2015, Hans and Marianne Buhler captured this footage of a massive avalanche plummeting down toward the peaceful meadows near Grindelwald, Switzerland. Show More Summary

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