Backcountry

The Best Snowshoes for Men and Women

The Best Snowshoes for Men and Women

Some ski and others ride ― but for a few of us, this time of year marks the start of snowshoeing season. If you’re in the market for a new pair of snowshoes this year, we’ve listed some of the highest rated men’s and women’s models from three of the [...]

4 Methods of Kayak Self Rescue

4 Methods of Kayak Self Rescue

In the anticipation of a kayaking trip, you always seem to remember the lip balm, water, pfd, and paddle, but are those really enough? Sure you’ve got your dry bag packed and your car loaded up, but are you fully prepared for what awaits you on the water? Before you [...]

Interview: Adventurer & Conservationist John Davis

Interview: Adventurer & Conservationist John Davis

Every year thousands of deer, elk, pronhorn,  bears and wolves alike are faced with the daunting task of migrating between their seasonal stomping grounds. And every year thousands of these animals die at the expense of taxpaying motorists on the pulsing interstates that fragment their natural habitat. It is a [...]

Extreme Unicycling, Lost Hikers, and How to Make Shelter: Outdoor Videos of the Day

Extreme Unicycling, Lost Hikers, and How to Make Shelter: Outdoor Videos of the Day

You may have thought unicycling in and of itself was an extreme sport, but when compared to this… well, it really just doesn’t compare. Unicyclists Stephanie Dietze and Lutz Eichholz carry their unicycles to the top of a mountain in the Dolomites, then begin a treacherous descent down. This is really [...]

Hammock Breakdown

Hammock Breakdown

It’s hard not to like a hammock. They symbolize lazy days spent on beaches with Mexican lagers, palm trees, and a complete lack of responsibility. Or at least they used to. At some point in recent history, some very un-lazy people decided to get downright serious about our favorite body [...]

8 Essential Snowpack Monitoring Tools

8 Essential Snowpack Monitoring Tools

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.

The State of Alpine Touring Bindings

The State of Alpine Touring Bindings

 Some reports are saying that backcountry ski equipment sales are up 65% for the 2012/2013 season over last year, which makes it the fastest-growing segment of the snowsport industry.

Top 5 Hiking Map Apps

Top 5 Hiking Map Apps

Apps, apps, apps, and more apps. There are a terrifying amount of apps to chose from for you iPhones, iPads and Android phones. If you have a Windows phone, don’t worry, there are a very manageable amount of apps to choose from.

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

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.

8 Common Mistakes Made While Backcountry Skiing

8 Common Mistakes Made While Backcountry Skiing

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