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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. […]

2,500 Tons Of Granite Falls Off Yosemite’s Half Dome

On July 5th, 2015 climbers on the Regular Northwest Face Route (5.9 C1, 2000’) on Half Dome noticed the route had changed and was now essentially unclimbable. At some point in the first few days of July, a 2,500 ton chunk of granite fell off of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in California. And nobody noticed. […]

Crystal Delight – 5.8 – Gallatin Canyon – Montana

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day or a summer, head to the 35 MPH bridge on Highway 191 in the Gallatin Canyon. The east side gneiss formations tower over the Gallatin River and offer a lifetime worth of climbing enjoyment for climbers of all abilities. On a sunny July day, […]

Scott Jurek Breaks Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Scott Jurek is a ultramarathoner and a best selling author. On July 12, 2015 he made history. Jurek completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes. That’s the fastest time ever and it’s really, really fast. The Appalachian Trail, or AT, goes from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine. […]

Not In Vein – 5.6 – Gallatin Canyon – Montana

When you live in Big Sky, it’s easy to appreciate your backyard. There are mountains in every direction. It’s incredibly simple to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Just north of Big Sky in the Gallatin Canyon some impressive rock formations make for fantastic climbing. They are definitely worth exploring! After breakfast and coffee, Jeremy Wood […]

Training For The New Alpinism – Steve House & Scott Johnston Book Review

Book Review: Training For The New Alpinism: A Manual For The Climber As Athlete by Steve House and Scott Johnston Training For The New Alpinism is THE training book for mountaineers of all levels and ambitions. It provides a roadmap for you to achieve your own personal mountaineering goals, but “for those who dare to […]

The Explorer Part 2 – The Faces of Dav – Episode 5

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 4 – The Explorer Part 1 In the first part of The Explorer, Chris Davenport, Ingrid Backstrom, James Heim, Michelle Parker and photographer Christian Pondella headed into the fjords of Norway to ski big lines. Now, this group of hard chargers take the zodiac from their sail boat base […]

Climbers Guide To Montana – Pat Caffrey Review

Book Review: Climbers Guide To Montana – Pat Caffrey Pat Caffrey’s Climbers Guide To Montana is a fantastic resource for any Montana mountaineers out there. The guidebook covers 1150 Montana peaks in 34 different mountain ranges across the state and it features over 500 photos. There aren’t many guidebooks like this around. It’s impressive. The first thing […]

RECALL: Black Diamond JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack

Black Diamond Inc Issues Recall For All Black Diamond, PIEPS, and POC JetForce Airbag Packs Black Diamond Inc is voluntarily recalling all JetForce avalanche airbag packs due to a required firmware update. This applies to all JetForce airbags made by Black Diamond, PIEPS, and POC. This recall was issued in July 2015. The recall is […]

How To Do A Proper Avalanche Beacon Check

Proper Avalanche Transceiver Checks Can Save Lives An avalanche beacon is an absolute necessity for anyone skiing wild snow in a backcountry environment. You and your backcountry partners are responsibility to ensure everyone in the group has a fully functional beacon that has strong batteries and both sends and receives a signal. Check your beacon every single […]

Scarpa Ignite Trail Shoe Review

Gear Review: Scarpa Ignite Trail Running Shoes Price: $125.00 Website: Scarpa Weight: 10.2 ounces per shoe (size 42) Summary: The Scarpa Ignite is a well designed trail shoe that is responsive, lightweight, and durable. It breathes well and dries quick for all day comfort. It can handle any trail you can find. __________________________________ If you’re […]

The Explorer Part 1 – The Faces of Dav – Episode 4

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 4 – The Explorer Part 1 Join Davenport, Ingrid Backstrom, James Heim, Michelle Parker and photographer Christian Pondella as they head north of the Arctic Circle by sail boat to the fjords of Svalbard, Norway. Before they can ski, they are rocked by rough seas. Then they crush couloirs […]

Patagonia Simple Guide Pants Review

Gear Review: Patagonia Simple Guide Pants Price: $99 Official: Patagonia Weight: 430 grams | 15.2 ounces Summary: The Patagonia Simple Guide Pants offer optimal mobility for any activity. These soft shell, stretch woven pants move with you and breathe well in a multitude of temperatures and conditions. Show More Summary

Follow The Swarm, Beehive Peak, Madison Range, MT

Climbing Follow The Swarm on the East Ridge of Beehive Peak in The Madison Range Location: Beehive Peak, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Trailhead: Beehive Basin Trailhead – 7900 feet Distance: +/- 8 miles round trip Time: 5-8 hours Grade: II, 5.3 Summit Elevation: 10742 feet | 3274 meters Vertical: 2750 ft USGS Maps: Lone […]

Forest Service Approves New Backcountry Ski Hut In Colorado

The White River National Forest in Summit County, Colorado just approved a new backcountry hut to be built near Breckenridge. The new Weber Hut will be located at approximately 11,500 feet on the north aspect of Bald Mountain. It’s been a long process to get the hut approved by the US Forest Service as they […]

The Father – The Faces of Dav – Episode 3

Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 3 – The Father The third episode of The Faces of Dav, starts with the quote “In my career as a skier, it’s often times been all about me… but once you have children, that’s no longer the thought process.” Being a father and a skier requires a certain […]

SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – July 1, 2015

After a rainy/snowy May, June was unusually warm. Much of the snow up high melted away. Long approaches became the norm and fewer and fewer skiers were seen skiing. There’s still patches of white up high, some snowy summits in Colorado still beckon the committed, but tickets are being booked for Argentina, Chile, and New […]

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