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This Week’s Backcountry News – October 25, 2015

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Voluntary Recall – Carbon Speed Tech Avalanche Probe – – If you or anyone you know has a G3 avalanche probe read this. […]

Denali’s Howl by Andy Hall – Book Review

Book Review: Denali’s Howl – The Deadliest Climbing Disaster On America’s Wildest Peak by Andy Hall In the summer of 1967, a group of young and determined mountaineers headed to Alaska to climb North America’s highest peak. Only five men from the 12 man expedition made it home alive. The other seven froze to death amidst […]

#ChileT2B: The Adventures Of Señor Sponar

No Particular Way. A Blog You Should Follow. Like always the ski season at Ski Arpa was short, sweet, and deep for owner, ski guide, and head janitor, Anton Sponar. Another season of operating the world’s greatest snowcat operation in the Andes of Chile was in the books. As the other ski guides caught their […]

BDTV – The Forecaster: A Message From The Backcountry

Watch BDTV – Season 1, Episode 2: The Forecaster This episode of BDTV focuses on Utah avalanche forecaster Drew Hardesty. See how a veteran avalanche forecaster wants you to think about skiing in the backcountry. The freedom of the backcountry is different for everyone, but “with freedom comes responsibility.” If you’re a backcountry skier or snowboarder, […]

Albino Lake – 7,105? – Madison Range – Montana

Hiking To Albino Lake In Montana’s Madison Range Location: Albino Lake, Gallatin National Forest, Madison Range, Montana Type: Loop (Or Out And Back) Rating: Grade I, Class 1 Trailhead: Albino Lake Trailhead or Lower Wapiti Trailhead...Show More Summary

This Week’s Backcountry News – October 18, 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! US Retail Snow Sports Market Tops $4.5 Billion – – New numbers from the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) show that the snow […]

Salomon Freeski TV – S9, E2 – DreamTrip

Watch DreamTrip, Salomon Freeski TV Season 9, Episode 2 Describe your dream ski trip. It might go something like this… Nik Porsch, 23, from Cologne, Germany won Salomon Freeski TV’s #freeskidreamtrip contest. That means he got to ski and film in deep Japan powder with pros like Mike Douglas, Cody Townsend, & Kaj Zackrisson. An […]

Powderwhore Calls it Quits

The End Of An Era In Ski Films: GoodBye Powderwhore If you’re a fan of backcountry skiing, you know Powderwhore. It’s sad to hear that after nearly a decade, the crew is calling it quits. Powderwhore Productions will always live on in their backcountry ski films though. In some way, we’re all whores. Thanks Powderwhore. […]

Bookmark Your Local Avalanche Center

Are You Ready To Go Backcountry Skiing? Are you itching for winter to arrive so you can go skiing? Deep powder days and epic backcountry adventures aren’t far away, but now is when the snowpack starts to take shape. That means that as a responsible backcountry traveler, you need to start paying attention. Watch current conditions, […]

G3 Backstories – Leaving Tracks Behind – Episode 2

Watch The 2nd Episode of G3 Backstories – Leaving Tracks Behind G3 Genuine Guide Gear is back with episode two of #G3Backstories – Leaving Tracks Behind. Watch as pro skier and world traveler, Chad Sayers, reflects on his road tripping lifestyle, winter ski adventures, and constant, global exploration. Wherever we ski, we leave our tracks […]

Take An Avalanche Course In 2015/2016

Formal Avalanche Training Can Save Your Life Are you heading into the backcountry this winter? If so, please take an avalanche course. Snow science and snow safety is a complex topic that is best learned from a trained professional avalanche instructor. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn in an avalanche course – snow profiles, route selection, terrain […]

Climber Dies While Free Soloing In Boulder

Free-Solo Climber Falls And Dies On Boulder’s Flatirons On September 27, 2015 the body of Angus Moloney, 22, was found on a hiking trail near the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. According to Outside Online, Moloney was free-soloing the Fifth Pinnacle above the Gregory Canyon Trail. Moloney fell and did not survive. RIP. Authorities believe Moloney fell approximately […]

Essential Tips for Safer Rappelling

Congrats you made it to the top of the climb. That means you’re only half way. Whether you climbing, ski mountaineering, or alpine climbing, you still have to get down. Ideally there is a nice and simple walk off, but if not you’re going to have to rappel. Now is NOT the time to make any mistakes. […]

This Week’s Backcountry News – October 11, 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! Colorado Skier Killed In Treble Cone Backcountry – A Mountain Journey – Jeffrey Atkinson, 22, of Colorado was unable to self arrest after […]

Day Hikes Around Bozeman Montana by Robert Stone Book Review

Book Review: Day Hikes Around Bozeman Montana – Including The Gallatin Canyon and Paradise Valley – 4th Edition – by Robert Stone Want to hit the trails around Bozeman, Montana? Pick up a copy of Robert Stone’s Day Hikes Around Bozeman Montana. This award winning hiking guide book is an excellent resource to add to your […]

Hardscrabble Peak – 9,575? – Bridger Mountains – Montana

Hiking To The Summit of Hardscrabble Peak In the Bridgers Location: Hardscrabble Peak, Bridger Mountains, Gallatin National Forest, Montana Type: Out and Back Rating: Grade I, Class 1 Trailhead: Fairy Lake Trailhead Distance:  5.75 miles...Show More Summary

Salomon Freeski TV – S9, E1 – Southwest Pioneers

Watch Southwest Pioneers, Salomon Freeski TV’s 1st Episode of Season 9 Season 9, Episode 1 of Salomon Freeski TV is finally here. In episode 1, the crew visits Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. Discover the history of Taos, meet the local legends, and watch modern rippers show you why Taos is the place to […]

$5,000 Reward Offered For Info On Illegally Cut Ski Runs In New Mexico

US Forest Service Wants Info On Illegal Tree Cutting Near Santa Fe Ski Area Someone in New Mexico’s Santa Fe National Forest and Pecos Wilderness has been illegally chopping down hundreds of trees. The US Forest Service is offering $5,000 for any information leading to the capture of those responsible for this unlawful tree cutting on […]

Bow Hunter Shoves Arm Down Grizzly Bear’s Throat To Escape Attack

Hunter Survives Grizzly Attack By Applying This Useful Anatomy Fact Chase Dellwo, 26, of Belgrade, Montana was bow hunting for elk with his brother Shane northwest of Choteau, Montana when he startled a sleeping 350 to 400 pound male grizzly bear. Without time to draw his bow, the bear attacked Dellwo, who remembered the wise […]

Colorado Skier Killed In Treble Cone, NZ Backcountry

Backcountry Skier Falls And Dies In Icy Conditions In New Zealand Skier Jeffrey Charles Atkinson, 22, took a 1,500 foot (500 meter) fall in icy conditions while backcountry skiing and died on New Zealand’s South Island on Monday, October 5, 2015. The incident took place in the backcountry near Treble Cone ski area – a ski […]

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