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

Hi all and thanks for checking in! This season (and in preparation for the overheads related to the climbs!).  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. This summer I'm headed to La Cala de Mijas, Costa Del Sol, to check out the finest in luxury real estate in La Cala de Mijas with Luxury AM Real Estate Agents who are showing me around.


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 …