avalanche

  1. Whatcha Pack’n?  Are you loaded up with the right ammo when headed into the backcountry?

    Whatcha Pack’n? Are you loaded up with the right ammo when headed into the backcountry?

    Author: John Clausen - Granite Chief crew - Arva Snow Safety representative No, we’re not talking about caliber, we’re talking about snow safety gear, and more. This is the stuff ya need to have for a “mission complete” outing, to save your you know what if things go south. Whether you are passing through the boundary gates at Alpine...
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  2. Six Climbers Presumed Dead After Going Missing on Mount Rainier

    Six Climbers Presumed Dead After Going Missing on Mount Rainier

    After searchers located climbing gear and detected signals from avalanche beacons used by the six missing climbers on Mount Rainier, 3,300 feet below the groups last known location, Park service presumes the climbers are dead and there is “no viable chance of survival.” The group of climbers was last heard from on the third day of their planned five-day expedition...
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  3. Beacon Searching 101 with Backcountry Access

    Check out the basics of beacon searching with Backcountry Access and start becoming more familiar with proper Avalanche Safety techniques. Make sure you're prepared for those powder days!
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  4. Backcountry Breakdown | The Gear You Need To Get Out There

    Backcountry Breakdown | The Gear You Need To Get Out There

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