How not to deal with an avalanche

This video is absolutely horrifying. It started off alright – they kept an eye on the person caught in the slide and knew about where to start looking. From there, it turns in to an absolute junk show. Know your gear, know your search procedures, and most importantly, know your parters. It’s a miracle this man survived.


Chris Davenport’s Ski the 14ers film?

I was browsing Vimeo yesterday and ran across what appears to be a full leaked version of Chris Davenport’s unreleased Ski the 14ers film. I had the opportunity to see the movie a while back and definitely recommend giving it a watch.

Sophie’s first ski day

Things have been a bit hectic but look to be settling down soon, which is coinciding well with winter finally showing up in Colorado. I got out for an easy skin up the road at Berthoud Pass last weekend (it’s still thinner than I prefer for any real backcountry skiing), mostly to try out our new boots (me in the La Sportiva Spitfire, Lauren in the Dynafit One) and to get Sophie some “practice” playing in the snow.

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