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What NOT To Do In An Avalanche: Learning From Other’s Mistakes

The Luckiest Avalanche Victim On Earth The other day I saw an unsolicited post catch my eye as the headline had me curious: “Warning: Do Not Ski Off Trail”. Since anyone who knows ANYTHING about snow sliding knows that going off-trail is where the magic happens, I was curious why people would warn such nonsense.  It …

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Whistler Backcountry Early Season Trip Report

Growing up near the mountains, I have learned two basic tenets to follow for when to go, and when not to go.  It relies on: a) trusting my intuition. b) completely disregarding the pessimistic naysayers who are almost always just guessing. Yesterday solidified both such tenets.  After a five day+ apocalyptic rainstorm that soaked the …

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