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Moksha: The Movie

Moksha, a film presented by AndShesDopeToo, is about the future of Nepali women. Viewers are presented with the cultural and physical landscape of...

Five Lightweight Insulated Jackets We Love

We asked around to find out what Backcountry employess are wearing: The Patagonia Nano Air, Arc'teryx Atom LT, and The North Face Ventrix, to name...

Leaving the Resort Behind

He's been thinking and wondering about backcountry touring for years. Finally, Backcountry writer Colin Clancy took the plunge and took a clinic...

The Run of Fire and Ice

Backcountry Ambassador William Woodward documented Tom Whittle's record-breaking crossing of Iceland on foot. It wasn't easy or at all pretty, but...

Ode to the Backcountry

We asked our community to tell us about their best experiences skiing and riding in the backcountry ... in haiku. Here's what we got back.

Backpacking 101

When you decide to leave the campground behind and make the leap to the backcountry, there is a lot to consider. We go over trip planning, what...

Party at the Ice Farm

At the annual Ouray Ice Festival, ice climbers from all over the world, ranging from beginner to pro, meet up for several days of climbing...

Walk Easy, Ski Hard

Ski touring boots traditionally either ski well or walk well, but never both. Enter the new Dynafit Hoji boot, which promises the best of both worlds.

A New Standard in Advanced Avalanche Education

The Level 2 avalanche curriculum has changed; instead of one track that everyone pools into, now there will be two distinct tracks: a Recreational...

The Winter Gloves Guide

Backcountry Gearhead Aaron Kurland, no stranger to outdoor pursuits, runs down the factors to consider when looking for gloves for skiing,...

How to Choose Alpine Touring Skis

While in theory any ski can be used for alpine ski touring, the recent increase in the sport’s popularity has led to the development of...

Never Wax Again

DPS Phantom is a game-changing new product that permanently penetrates the base of your skis or snowboard for consistent glide throughout the life...