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And you thought cleats were only for "soccer."

DPS SPOON

This is a preliminary report — yes, the 150cm underfoot (!!) DPS SPOON ski, otherwise known as the powder weapon of the future, will see some form of release this season, probably sometime…

Mammut goes software safety...

Mammut adds new App for Backcountry Enthusiasts

OK peeps…you want to download this for your iPhone for your backcountry exploits. A great little helper for traveling in the back and beyond. Besides, now you can settle the argument about how…

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Arc’Teryx Beta FL/UL

New Arc’Teryx gear is always a treat—AT’s design is always smart, the quality bomber—and the Vancouver-based outdoor company has announced a new jacket coming down the pipe this Fall, the Beta FL/UL. We here at…

bison balls

Bison chalk and a midnight ascent of the Apron

“Stick your hand in here,” Sean said, turning and thrusting his backside. “Why?” “Just do it.” I plunged my hand into the chalk bag that dangled loosely from his harness, and instantly my…

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awesome gear: OR softshells & Alpha LT

As the winter season wraps up I’ve reluctantly been taking all of my well-worn, totally thrashed but completely functional gear off the hangers and switching it up for summer. When this happens you…

Skiing 6

A turn to the dark side

Last spring I bought a pair of skis. I claim that when I made the purchase I was ripped out of my mind from too many shots of Tequila, but the truth is…

Alex Wigley & Zack Wasson strike up an unnamed couloir in the Spearhead. photo: Vince Shuley

spring round-up

Spring is approaching in the Coast Range, the lowland rains have hit, and though storms still grace the alpine it is more often than not with wet muck reminiscent of cement, with powder…

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Ode to Ice Climbing

It’s that time of year again. We’ve turned our clocks forward and now rise to daylight instead of blinking wearily in a shroud of darkness. Bikes are being wheeled out of storage, cams…

A wind-blown shot of the hut.

Elfin Lakes mission

It’s not often that I tour in near white-out conditions, yet that was the situation I found myself in this past weekend. Because the avalanche conditions for the weekend were high, Tim and…

That's some nifty forward flex!

Black Diamond Quadrant

Discussing ski touring boots is a dirty addiction of mine, as I have yet to find the holy grail of touring footwear: a progressively-flexed, tight yet comfortable, light yet burly boot that, whether…

MRG scoping the narrows / CBC trees, Blackcomb. photo: tobias c. van Veen

shadows & sun

Whistler in the sun is a rare occurrence, all the moreso with fresh snow underfoot. Here’s an ode to the days when hiking up Harmony is more efficient and faster than waiting in…

manitobans

Who says you need top of the line gear to tour?

Follow the highlights of a Wapta traverse tour by a group of strong-hearted Manitobans on cross-country gear and equipment purchased at Canadian Tire. My favourite part is when a fellow at the Bow…

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