There are no shortage of places to go scuba diving in Canada, the US, Mexico, and The Caribbean. From the tropical islands to the frigid north, the diversity of terrain and sea life is as varied as it gets on this planet. From coral reefs to sunken ships, the dive [...]
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Volunteers carrying the duty of maintaining the Appalachian Trail have a new leader for the organization that oversees the maintenance and preservation of one of North America’s most cherished hiking routes. Ronald J. Tipton was recently announced to be new executive director and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), [...]
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As you begin what hopefully is a long, exciting life pursuing different mountain peaks, it is important that you start off on the right foot. Being conscious of several key elements will greatly improve your chances of a smooth running trip. We compiled a list of questions that you should [...]
With the rising popularity of backcountry recreation, more people are skinning up, sledding, and simply boot-packing beyond ski area boundaries. With increasing numbers in unstable terrain, we have also seen a rise in avalanche-related injuries and fatalities.
As in all aspects of life, knowledge is power. But in the world of backcountry recreation, knowledge might very well mean the difference between life and death.
As you dive further into the backcountry lifestyle, you will hopefully have a natural desire to learn more about the snowpack underneath your feet. The more you know, the better your decisions will be on whether or not to tackle a certain slope.
In 2009 Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort opened the Peak 2 Peak Gondola – a $60 million marvel of engineering that connected the two world-famous mountains in only 11 minutes. The gondola sets several world records including longest and highest unsupported span.
Every year, more and more people are discovering the thrill and beauty of backcountry skiing and splitboarding. The ability to climb uphill without using mechanical means provides good exercise, solitude, and pretty much an unlimited amount of powder, conditions willing.
The transceiver is an essential tool when backcountry skiing or splitboarding. It is one of three essential items that will aid in rescuing a person if they get buried by an avalanche. It is designed to both transmit and receive (but not at the same time) a 457hz radio signal.
The allure of the Backcountry continues to draw an ever increasing group of people into a lifestyle that gets you into great shape, frees your mind of distractions, and grants access to an unbelievable experience
If there is one thing that you can learn in the mountains, it is to respect their power. But even the most prepared parties can be caught off-guard,