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Berthoud Pass Field Report: 1/3/2018

Christmas week brought a series of nice gifts for backcountry travellers. Storms on the 21st, 23rd and Christmas day provided 30-36 inches of holiday wrapping.

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A professional assessing the crown of an avalanche
Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

RMNP Field Report: 12/23/17

One of the student questions that comes up regularly in AIARE-1 courses is whether it’s safe to go into the backcountry on days when the

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Avalanche Rescue training.
Avalanche Training

AIARE Pro-Rec Split

The American Avalanche Association together with avalanche educators has revised the guidelines for safety training in the USA. Beginning with the 2017-18 season there will

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Snotel chart
Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Field Report (November 22, 2017)

It’s important to know the history of the layered mountain snowpack if we want to understand the avalanche problems that threaten us and recognize the

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Avalanche Airbag blog post.
Avalanche Training

Avalanche Airbags

The avalanche airbag pack may be the most effective piece of safety equipment developed in the last 25 years. In our AIARE 1 and AIARE

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A student using the first BCA beacon made
Avalanche Training

Avalanche Beacon Check

Each year before the season starts I grab all of my beacons, insert a fresh set of batteries in each beacon and head to a

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Max Lurie RAB Boreas Pullover Gear Review. Guiding Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Gear Review

RAB Boreas Pull-On Review

 RAB Boreas Pull-On From Rocky Mountain National Park, to the North Cascades National Park, to Denali National Park and beyond the RAB Boreas Pull-On is

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CAMP USA HMS Compact Locking Carabiner Gear Review.
Gear Review

CAMP HMS Compact Lock Review

CAMP HMS Compact Lock The carabiner market is flooded with many different styles, brands, colors and intended uses.  So what makes a carabiner stand out

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CAMP Storm Helmet Review. Jayson Simons-Jones Captures Image in Eldorado Canyon.
Gear Review

CAMP Storm Helmet Review

CAMP Storm Helmet At Colorado Mountain School, we are big fans of CAMP/Cassin equipment. I’m going to take a bit of time in this review

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CAMP Flash Climbing Harness Gear Review by Ian Fowler. Alpine Harness, Climbing Harness, and Lightweight Harness.
Gear Review

CAMP Flash Harness Review

Flash Harness Back in 1997 I bought my first climbing harness. It was a used (broke student) CAMP harness that I purchased from a colleague

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summer backcountry trip with Rainbow

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