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Mammut PULSE Barryvox Avalanche Beacon Review

Gear Review: Mammut PULSE Barryvox Avalanche Beacon Price: $490 Weight: 7.4 ounces / 210 grams Frequency: 457 kHz (International Standard) Batteries: 3 AAA – 200 hours Antennae: 3 Antennae – Digital and Analog Modes Range: 60 meters digital / 95 meters analog Warranty: 5 Years Summary: The Mammut PULSE Barryvox …

Black Diamond Couloir Harness Review

Gear Review: Black Diamond Couloir Harness Price: $59.95 Weight: 230 g Summary: The Black Diamond Couloir harness is the ideal alpine/ski mountaineering harness. It’s ultralight, packable, strong, comfortable, and designed to slip on when you’re wearing ski boots and crampons. That’s what you need in the mountains. Buy Now! …

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes – Washington By Volken Review

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington By Martin Volken Review The Northwest is a backcountry skiing paradise. It’s one of the last wild regions of the lower 48 and it offers endless ski adventures. The mountains of Washington are known for there abundant and relatively stable snowpack making …

Recall: Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Boot

Scarpa Voluntarily Recalls Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Boot Scarpa is recalling all F1 EVO ski boots. The F1 Evo touring boots were sold from Scarpa authorized dealers between October 2014 and January 2015. If you have the Scarpa F1 Evo ski boot, stop using them immediately and contact Scarpa. …

Sphinx Mountain, Madison Range, MT

Skiing Sphinx Mountain in the Madison Range of SW Montana Trailhead: Bear Creek Trailhead – 6240′ Distance: 12 miles round trip Time: 6 – 8 hours Total Vertical: 5000′ Sphinx Mountain Elevation: 10876′ USGS Maps: Sphinx Mountain, Lake Cameron _________________________________ Ever since I moved to Montana, I have wanted …

BACK 40: Steep Skiing 101

This article was first published in the February 20, 2015 issue of the Explore Big Sky newspaper. It’s also available on ExploreBigSky.com. _________________________________ BACK 40: Steep Skiing 101 By Derek Lennon Explore Big Sky Contributor For many skiers, the challenge of skiing steep terrain and subsequent freefalling sensation …

Backcountry Skiing Bozeman and Big Sky 2nd Edition Review

Book Review: Backcountry Skiing Bozeman and Big Sky 2nd Edition Backcountry skiing is a blast. Exploring the mountains and earning your turns is what memories are made from. There really isn’t anything better. When you’re new to an area or want to get off the beaten track, it’s …