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Backcountry Gear

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March 4, 2011
Bottom line, there are some things you must take with you into the backcountry. Here are ten things that you definitely need, plus a few extras that'll make your day much better.
January 25, 2011
Straight from the floor of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show we've got a look at K2's new line of backcountry gear, the Backside Tools.
January 25, 2011
Backcountry Access is issuing new software for the Tracker 2 after the Jackson Hole ski patrol had issues with their beacons freezing.
November 18, 2010
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Sometimes it takes a wake up call to remind you that it's important to protect your brain. Here is Jeremy Benson's story, so you don't need you own.
May 6, 2010
If you’re heading on a ski trip to Austria or Switzerland and you don’t want to spend the entire time carving groomers or getting lost on unmarked off-piste runs, pick up a new Freeride Map, which will show you where to find the steeps, powder, glaciers, and more.
April 20, 2010
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This time of year in Central Idaho means corn skiing at Sun Valley Resort, backcountry touring in the Sawtooth Mountains, and Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. We spent the week doing all three while testing gear from First Ascent and helmets and eyewear from Smith Optics. The trip was as good as they get. Check out our gallery here.
April 12, 2010
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This is our stuff. We own it, use it, and believe in it. We think you'll like it, too.
March 31, 2010
Snow stuck to the bottom of your skins is one of the quickest ways to take the fun out of a day in the backcountry. Here's how to stop the glop and keep it fun.
March 29, 2010
Scarpa ups the ante with the lightest four-buckle touring boot on the market. We took them out for a ride.
March 22, 2010
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Tim Dobbins, a guide with Alpine Skills International in Truckee, California, shares pointers for efficient travel in the backcountry. By Olivia Dwyer