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Trip Report: Climbing Mt. Hood – South Side Pearly Gates

Mt. Hood South Side

Ski Mountaineering Mt. Hood South Side

Standing at 11,239 feet tall, Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon. Mt. Hood is a majestic sight from Portland and the surrounding area – it’s prominence makes it a formidable peak in the Oregon Cascades. With an estimated 15,000-20,000 climbers annually (climbers attempting to summit), Mt. Hood is also the second most climbed peak in the world (second to Mt. Fuji in Japan). However, that doesn’t detract from the beauty of the mountain itself and the accomplishment of reaching the summit. Continue Reading

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Your Complete Guide to Avalanche Safety Gear

Essential gear you need to stay safe in avalanche terrain No one wants to be caught in an avalanche. The best backcountry skiing is often in avalanche terrain so anyone who ventures into the backcountry should be prepared for…

Womens Flylow Billie Coat
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Gear Review: Flylow Billie Coat – Women’s

A burly ski jacket for women that’s functional and stylish If I’m completely honest, what initially attracted me to the Flylow Billie Coat were the colors… Mainly, the purple (I’m a sucker for a good purple). However, once I…

Tracked out skiing at a ski resort
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7 Tips On How To Be A Better Skier

Improve Your Skiing With These Specific Tactics We all ski because it’s fun, right? Well, for the average skier, working on your technique and form can allow you to extend the fun times by being more efficient on the…

Telluride CO Winter
Lifestyle Outdoors

48 Hours in Telluride, CO

Two Days in the Heart of the San Juan Mountains Situated in a box canyon in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride, CO, is one of Colorado’s famous mountain towns. With 360 mountain views, it’s hard to…

Mt. Rainier Backcountry Skiing
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Trip Report: Mt. Rainier Backcountry Skiing

Mt. Rainier Ski Tour to Muir Snowfield & Panorama Point The Muir Snowfield offers some of the longest ski descents in the Cascades during the Winter and beautiful views of Mt. Rainier National Park. Backcountry skiing this past weekend at…

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Outdoors

AIARE Avalanche Training with American Alpine Institute

Part 1: AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Training Avalanche training is a must for anyone who is interested in alpine touring or backcountry skiing. Even snowshoers and snowmobilers can benefit from avalanche training – anyone who is interested in backcountry…

Black Diamond Front Point Bibs
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Gear Review: Women’s Black Diamond Front Point Bibs

Bomb Proof Women’s Bibs That Will Keep You Warm & Dry Overall, the women’s Black Diamond Front Point Bibs are a burly option that will protect you against the elements and keep you warm in snowy conditions. Great, minimalist…