Tech Tip: Comms in the Backcountry

I often emphasize routine in the backcountry.  That routine should include solid communication plans, both within the group, and if an emergency arises, external communication. First let’s look at a defining difference between communications.  Later I will delve in to some advanced radio topics that people may find useful for …


Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go is a free avalanche awareness program. Not much science, no warnings to stay out of the mountains, no …


Early Season Tips: Part 3 – Gear

In Part One of this series I covered avalanche gear and early season checks including beacon firmware updates, beacon function checks, probe and …


Got snow cone?

Sometimes when you want to make turns mid-summer you just have to get after it.


Gear Review: Phantom Splitboard Bindings

Phantom Splitboard Bindings Background of progression to Phantom Splitboard Bindings The Phantoms are a complete game changer in alpine touring (AT) splitboard …