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This Week’s Backcountry News – September 6, 2015

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other intriguing things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Ecuador’s 19,347? Cotopaxi Roars | Locals Prepare For Eruption – SnowBrains – Ecuador’s Cotopaxi volcano began spewing ash and rock earlier this month […]

C-DOT Introduces A Toll Lane To Combat Eastbound I-70 Traffic Problems

Will A Dynamic Toll Lane Ease Colorado’s Peak Period Traffic Problems On I-70? If you’ve ever skied, hiked, fished or biked in Colorado’s High Country, you’re familiar with the horrendous traffic problems on Colorado’s I-70 as people head east. To combat the issue the Colorado Department of Transportation (C-DOT) will introduce a 13-mile toll lane near the […]

North America’s Tallest Mountain Just Got Smaller

Denali Is Now Officially 10 Feet Smaller On September 2, 2015, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced that the new official height for Denali is 20,310 feet (6,190 m). That’s 10 feet LESS than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet (6,194 m). Denali hasn’t shrunk though. The original 20,320? elevation was based on a […]

A Skier’s Journey – Iceland

Watch A Skier’s Journey – Iceland A Skier’s Journey is back at it. This time they head to the Westfjords region of Iceland where they ski untouched snow by sailboat, kayak, and ski. It’s fascinating to learn about the Icelandic culture, lifestyle, and terrain while watching this team of elite skiers explore couloirs, remote snowfields, […]

What You Need To Know About Bear Spray

Why You Need Bear Spray To Stay Safe In Bear Country Picture this… you’re hiking through the woods in the morning light toward your favorite peak. As you’re riding the old heel-toe express, you’re day dreaming about snacks and life when all of the sudden you’re face to face with a menacing grizzly bear. The […]

Climbing Accident Leaves 2 Dead In Wyoming’s Wind River Range

Two Experienced Climbers Suffer Fatal Falls While Rappelling Off Pingora Peak Two climbers died while climbing in the Wind River Range on Friday, August 28, 2015. The climbers fell several hundred feet while rappelling down Pingora Peak (11,884?) in the Cirque of Towers. The two men were climbing alone, but the fall was witnessed by […]

Obama Renames Alaska’s Mount McKinley To Denali

The Tallest Peak In North America Is Now Officially Re-Named Denali President Barack Obama announced on Sunday, August 30, 2015 that Mount McKinley will be officially renamed Denali. The 20,237? (6,168m) peak is the tallest peak in North America. For thousands of years, Denali was the mountains original native Alaskan name, but it was changed from Denali […]

Big Horn Peak – 9,930? – Gallatin Range – Yellowstone National Park – Montana

Hiking Big Horn Peak In the Northwest Corner of Yellowstone National Park Location: Big Horn Peak, Gallatin Range, Yellowstone National Park, Montana Type: Out and Back Rating: Grade I, Class 1 Trailhead: Black Butte Trailhead Distance: 12.8 miles total Time: 4 to 8 hours Black Butte Trailhead Elevation: 6,845? | 2086 meters Big Horn Peak […]

This Week’s Backcountry News – August 30, 2015

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other intriguing things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Woman Sues Six Year Old Over Ski Accident At Austrian Resort – A Mountain Journey – Yes, you read that correctly. An adult […]

A Skier’s Journey – Dubai

Watch A Skier’s Journey – Dubai When you think of ski destinations, Dubai isn’t one that often comes to mind. Home to one of the largest deserts on Earth, Dubai also has a thriving indoor ski hill. It’s a bit out of place in the surrounding 40-degree heat. Now a growing community of skiers and […]

Woman Sues Six Year Old Over Ski Accident At Austrian Resort

Adult Sues Six Year Old Child For €38,000 After Ski Accident An adult woman is taking legal action against a six year old girl over an alleged skiing collision in Vorarlberg, Austria at Hochhädrich Mountain in the Bregenzerwald forest near the Austrian/German border. The child was part of a ski school group lesson when the […]

3 Climbers Missing Since 1993 Found On Ecuador’s Chimborazo Volcano

Mountain Guides Find The Bodies Of 3 Missing Climbers Frozen In Ice On Chimborazo The frozen bodies of three climbers have been found on Ecuador’s Chimborazo volcano – a peak located approximately 150 km (93 mi) southwest of Quito. They are believed to be from a group of 7 French climbers and 3 Ecuadorian guides who […]

The Tower By Kelly Cordes Book Review

Book Review: The Tower – A Chronicle Of Climbing And Controversy On Cerro Torre By Kelly Cordes Patagonia’s Cerro Torre (10,262? | 3,128 m) is one of the “most beautiful and compelling mountains in the world.” It attracts elite, technical alpinists from around the globe who dream of climbing the towering and legendary peak. Yet, unlike most […]

Two Climbers Suffer Fatal Fall While Climbing Teewinot Mountain In GTNP

Two Jackson Locals Fall And Die While Climbing Wyoming’s Teewinot Mountain In Grand Teton National Park On Saturday, August 22, 2015, two female climbers in a party of three suffered a fatal fall of approximately 200 feet while climbing Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park. The climbers who fell were Tyler Strandberg, 27, of […]

A Skier’s Journey – Japan

Watch A Skier’s Journey – Japan Japan. More like JaPOW! Watch this episode of A Skier’s Journey as Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots ski deep powder in a magical land. From the craziness of Tokyo to the powder sheltered forests of Hokkaido, this looks like an epic trip. This adventure looks both peaceful and bottomless. Are […]

Book Your Ski Trip To Japan With The Adventure Project

Join The Adventure Project And Let’s Go Ski In Japan! The Adventure Project is excited to announce the start of a new program in Japan. We will be taking several groups of advanced/expert skiers and boarders to the north island of Hokkaido for 2 weeks of riding some of the world’s deepest and driest snow this […]

This Week’s Backcountry News – August 23, 2015

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other intriguing things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Video: New World Record Cliff Jump Set Over Waterfall at 195? – – Laso Schaller launched a 195? (58.8 m) cliff into 26? […]

What Backcountry First Aid Certification Is Right For You? WFR? OEC? EMT?

Adventures in the backcountry are risky. You need to be prepared for the unexpected. Picture this… you and your backcountry buddy are climbing a steep and remote couloir in the Wind Rivers. All of the sudden, your buddy takes a tumble. When you reach him, he’s barely conscious, his arm is broken, an ice ax is […]

Bruce Tremper Announces Retirement From Utah Avalanche Center

According to Backcountry Magazine’s Facebook page and the Utah Avalanche Center’s Facebook Page, Bruce Tremper has announced his retirement from the Utah Avalanche Center. He will be replaced by Mark Staples. Tremper has been the director of the UAC for 29 years and will remain affiliated with the UAC in the future. He looks forward […]

Table Mountain – 11,106? – Teton Range – Wyoming

Table Mountain Hike Via the North Teton Creek Trail Location: Table Mountain, Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Range, Wyoming Type: Peak Rating: Grade II, Class 2 Trailhead: North Teton TH (6,990?) in...Show More Summary

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