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September 2014

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App Review: Ski Tracks

Ski Tracks is loaded with features, whether you use it inbounds, or the backcountry — it is the most downloaded ski application …

Topo Maps cell phone app

App Review: Topo Maps

My number one most favorite app is Topo Maps by Phil Endecott. Topo Maps doesn’t have a lot of bloat and useless …

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App Review: Avalanche Forecasts

Avalanche Forecasts is one of my favorites for checking up to date information. The location service pulls the closest avalanche forecasting center. …

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Gear Mod: Slinger Leash / Ice axe carry

It goes without saying precautions should be taken if you have an axe on a descent in avalanche terrain. The idea of being tumbled in a slide with three sharp points isn’t a recipe for an awesome day. Be sure to set up your ice axe carry in a way that conforms to your pack.

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Tech Tip: Backcountry Repair / Tool Kit

A break down of the Repair / Tool Kit. After blowing up a binding, try post-holing chest deep several miles back to your car in the dark and you will know what I mean. The following is a is an overview of a backcountry repair kit that you can work off of to tailor to your specific needs.

App Review: Forecast Point

I have been using this app for well over a year, by far the best pinpoint weather app I have ever used. …