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This Week’s Backcountry News – May 16 – 22, 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! Mountaineer Killed in Avalanche On Monte...Show More Summary

Mountaineer Killed In Avalanche On Monte Viso In Italy

Mountaineer Dies In Avalanche While Climbing The Coolidge Couloir on Monte Viso In Italian Alps Monte Viso, Italy – On May 21, 2016 Joel Dutto a 21-year-old mountaineer from Cervasca, Italy was killed in an avalanche while climbing the Coolidge Couloir on the north wall of Monte Viso in the Italian Alps. Show More Summary

How To Carry Skis On A Backpack | Ski Carry Methods That Work

Need To Carry Skis On A Backpack? Try These Ski Carry Methods When you’re traveling through the mountains sometimes you need to carry skis on a backpack. There are several ways to do this. What’s your preferred method to carry skis on...Show More Summary

AMGA and OR Present: Anchors – Two Slings & Three Pieces

AMGA and OR’s Climbing Fundamentals Video Series | Anchors – Two Slings & Three Pieces Safe climbing techniques are a key component to climbing. Learn how to safely rig a rappel in this short video. The American Mountain Guide Association...Show More Summary

Sixty Meters To Anywhere By Brendan Leonard Book Review

Book Review: Sixty Meters To Anywhere by Brendan Leonard After hitting rock bottom and attending alcohol abuse treatment at age 23, Brendan Leonard decided that he didn’t want to end up dead or in prison because of alcohol. He sobered up and went west. Show More Summary

Every Damn Weekend – EP16 – Skiing The Matterhorn East Face

Ever Wanted To Ski The Matterhorn? The Every Damn Weekend Crew Did. The Every Damn Weekend crew is back in Episode 16 and this time they are off to ski the Matterhorn. Watch their short film about skiing the Matterhorn. Definitely an impressive ski mountaineering mission featuring Luca Zattoni, Luca Zanette, and Roberto Rossi. Show More Summary

Blizzard Zero G 95 Ski Review

Gear Review: Blizzard Zero G 95 Skis Price: $699.99 Weight Per Pair: 1250 grams | 2.75 lbs (Size 178cm) Dimensions: 128-95-111.5 mm Turn Radius: 21.0m (178 cm) Lengths: 85, 85W, 95, 108 Summary: The Blizzard Zero G 95 is a great ski for ski mountaineering. Show More Summary

177 Global Avalanche Fatalities During Winter Of 2015/2016

177 Global Avalanche Fatalities In 2015/2016 Northern Hemisphere Winter Season Avalanches are a worldwide problem. Based on information from international avalanche centers and news reports between September 15, 2015 and May 15, 2016, avalanches claimed the lives of at least 177 people in 111 avalanche incidents in 18 countries. Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – May 9 – 15, 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! SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – May 15, 2016 – A Mountain Journey – Looking for snow? Try Colorado. Show More Summary

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

Are you still earning your turns? There’s still plenty of snow out there if you know where to look. Just this week a few friends of mine found 30 inches of fresh in the Big Sky backcountry. Snow’s still looking good out there, but the...Show More Summary

North Couloir, McGown Peak, Sawtooth Range, Idaho

Skiing The North Couloir on McGown Peak In Idaho’s Sawtooth Range Location: North Couloir, McGown Peak, Sawtooth Range, Idaho Starting Point: Stanley Lake Trailhead (6500?) Aspect: North Distance: 9.5 miles Time: 6.5 hours Top Elevation:...Show More Summary

The Fuhrer Finger, Mount Rainier, Washington

Skiing The Fuhrer Finger on Mount Rainier in Washington Location: The Fuhrer Finger, Mount Rainier, Washington Starting Point: Lower Paradise Parking Lot (5380?) Aspect: South Distance: 14.6 miles Time: 1-2 Days Summit Elevation: 14,416?...Show More Summary

BDTV – The Width Of Life

Watch BDTV – Episode 5: The Width Of Life Watch this stunning short film about legendary Rifle, CO climber and founder of Wolverine Publishing Dave Pegg. Pegg was a “climber, guidebook author, prolific route developer and de facto King of Rifle.” Unfortunately, Pegg took his own life in November 2014. Show More Summary

9 Sherpas Claim First Everest Summit Since 2014 and 2015 Deadly Disasters

Mount Everest – At 17:05 PM on May 11, 2016 nine Sherpas summited Mount Everest (8,850-meter | 29,035-foot) using supplemental oxygen. It is the first summit from the south side (Nepal) since the 2014 and 2015 deadly disasters. The Nepali...Show More Summary

Avalanche Kills Shepherd On Tusheti Road In Georgia

27-Year-Old Shepherd Dies In Avalanche On Tusheti Road In Northeastern Georgia Tusheti Road, Georgia – On May 9, 2016 a 27-year-old shepherd from the village of Kistauri was killed in an avalanche on the Tusheti Road in the Tsodvaant Valley of the Tusheti region of northeastern Georgia. Show More Summary

Leuthold Couloir, Mount Hood, Oregon

Skiing The Leuthold Couloir On Mount Hood In The Cascade Range of Oregon Location: Leuthold Couloir, Mount Hood, Mount Hood National Forest, Cascade Range, Oregon Starting Point: Timberline Lodge (6000?) Aspect: West Distance: 5.75 miles...Show More Summary

Newton Clark Headwall, Mount Hood, Oregon

Skiing The Newton Clark Headwall on Mount Hood In Oregon Location: Newton Clark Headwall, Mount Hood, Mount Hood National Forest, Cascade Range, Oregon Aspect: East Starting Point: Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area Main Parking Lot (5360?)...Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – May 2 – 8, 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! Ski Tourer Killed In Avalanche On Surenjoch...Show More Summary

Worm Flows, Mount Saint Helens, Washington

Skiing Worm Flows On Mount Saint Helens In The Cascade Range of Washington Location: Worm Flows, Swift Glacier, Mount Saint Helens, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington Starting Point: Marble Mountain Sno Park (2700?) Aspect: South Distance: 10 miles Time: 6.75 hours Summit Elevation: 8366? | 2550 m Vertical: 5975? USGS Maps: Mount St. Show More Summary

Ski Tourer Killed In Avalanche On Surenjoch In Graubünden, Switzerland

Avalanche Kills 21-Year-Old Skier On Segna Glacier On Surenjoch In Graubünden, Switzerland Flims, Graubünden, Switzerland – On May 5, 2016 a 21-year-old ski tourer from Mels, St. Gallen was killed in an avalanche on the Segna Glacier on Surenjoch near the community of Flims, in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Show More Summary

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