It was the sort of once-in-a-lifetime idea that only comes to you in the backcountry, when you're all hopped up on powder and running desperately low on effervescent malt beverages. Chapman Wilcox, a large-medium artist and the self-described "big thinker" of the group, had envisioned working on such an enormous canvas during a lengthy meditative episode ("I was pretty much high on post-powder endorphins," he says). But it took the combined efforts of the entire party to brainstorm such a succinct yet powerful message. Smoke 'em if you got 'em seemed too long, no one could remember how to spell Hefeweizen, and only Steve wanted to write Amy, take me back. Then the epiphany struck like a truckload of High Life.
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The web series kicked off in memory of Andreas Fransson, with an Icelandic adventure, and now takes you from deep B.C. pow, to Japan, and beyond.
Ortovox voluntary recalls S1+ avalanche transceiver.
Red Bull Athlete Jon DeVore, who explores untouched peaks with both skis and a parachute, discusses the sport of speedriding and his new documentary The Unrideables.
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Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Black Diamond JetForce avalanche airbag system, which inflates via a rechargeable battery and a fan.
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Scott Alpride avalanche airbag system, which uses two small non-reusable gas canisters to deploy the airbag.
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the ABS Vario Base Unit avalanche airbag system, which is designed to zip into other ABS-compatible packs. The system ...
Skiing Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Backcountry Access Float avalanche airbag system, which is one of the least expensive on the market.