The Snowy Torrents (2017 ) – Book Review and Perspectives

The Snowy Torrents – Avalanche Accidents in the United States 1996-2004 by Knox Williams and Spencer Logan might not make the New York Times Best Seller List, but it is still a priceless, technical compilation of avalanche incidents to add to the backcountry skier’s reading list. Despite the delays of publishing and distributing this large project, I’m glad the authors […]

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Porters of Nepal

It’s a burden to carry a pack and gear while ski touring. My guide pack alone weighs about twenty-five pounds and along with my skis, skins and clothes, the weight adds up. But even though backcountry skiing requires some heavy lifting, the slow and quiet human-powered mountain travel has given me rewards beyond description. Here in Alaska, I’ve seen how […]

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