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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
February 18, 2010
A new electronic avalanche probe that helps you locate your buried companion.
January 22, 2010
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Here's a sneak peak at a 2010-2011 women's ski from Black Diamond called the Starlet. We had a chance to test this women's early-rise, lightweight powder ski during an early morning backcountry tour in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon.
January 20, 2010
Salomon is unveiling a new line of high-performance all-mountain freeski boots that will be available to the public in the 2010/11 season. We got to take them out touring in the Telluride backcountry of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado.
January 6, 2010
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If you’re caught in an avalanche, Backcountry Access’s new Float 30 backpack will give you potentially life-saving flotation and neck support and make you more visible to rescuers. A rip cord on the pack’s shoulder strap releases compressed carbon dioxide that inflates a 150-liter air bag. Want to see that airbag inflate? We have video.
December 7, 2009
With their new avy beacon, the Tracker 2, the crew at Backcountry Access hopes to change the way skiers deal with slides.
November 10, 2009
An army of opinionated web surfers help develop a new clothing line.
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November 9, 2009
Sam Bass, aboard a ship en route to Antarctica, on avoiding sea sickness, royal albatrass, and Cape Horn.