Infographic: How to Hold the Ice Axe to Arrest a Fall

This week’s infographic comes to us from Petzl, specifically a scan out of their Mountaineering axes manual that came along with my Petzl Snowalker 60 cm ice axe. Not the best scan, but, I loved it and wanted to share it. Unfortunately I could not find a PDF copy of it on their site…  

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Mountain Weather Forecasts for Mountains around the World

I discovered this site yesterday, and had to write a quick post on it to share it. I am planning a hike into the Osceolas this weekend in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampster. With the weather looking great a few days ago, and today showing rain and possible thunderstorms, the latter would […]

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Winter Layering System: Upper Body

The winter season just offers a wealth of topics that are season specific to write about! In today’s post, I’ll be discussing the first of a two-part series on my winter layering system. Most of this gear has been tested, but there are some new entries. Layering is an extremely important part of outdoor activities, […]

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Winter Backpacking Trip Part 2 of…?

In my initial post about my winter backpacking trip… I said there would be more posts… here is the next in the series. A short but sweet one. While we’re not quite doing Mt. Washington – they do have a gear list for the trek (their guided trek via EMS): http://www.emsexploration.com/gear-list-mount-washington-observatory/ Having the right gear […]

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Winter is officially here! Do you know where your crampons are?

Yes, the season of winter is finally here (well, for us in the northern hemisphere…). And with that comes the time to start getting out that winter gear. Or, if you are anything like me, you’ve already being doing since Summer came along :) Backpacker Magazine recently had an article on their site covering micro-crampons. […]

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