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NO LIFT TICKET REQUIRED. EVER.

NO LIFT TICKET REQUIRED. EVER.

We started this series of articles with the WHY - what motivations get us outside touring in the backcountry. Then, we discussed the HOW - where to reach for the smarts needed to travel as safely as possible…

NO LIFT TICKET REQUIRED. EVER.

NO LIFT TICKET REQUIRED. EVER.

So, we’ve discussed the WHY. Now, let’s talk a bit about the HOW.  There are some intriguing ways to segue into the human powered world of skiing while reducing the risks you might take by…

NO LIFT TICKET REQUIRED. EVER.

NO LIFT TICKET REQUIRED. EVER.

Why do we do this? Why do we go to such great lengths to snap ourselves to equipment that helps us to creep our way up a grade that produces access to such a different…

Ute Valley Park

Ute Valley Park

DIRECTIONS From northbound I-25: Exit at Rockrimmon (exit #147) and go west on Rockrimmon Blvd. Turn left on Vindicator Dr. The parking lot will be on your left. From southbound I-25: Exit at Woodmen (exit #149) and…

Layering for Comfort and Survival

Layering for Comfort and Survival Layering refers to a choice of clothing that enables the user to manage their individual pieces to promote comfort and ultimately their survival. Layering is frequently thought of as a…

Ten Essentials

Ten Essentials

Working with the Ten Essentials The Mountaineers of Seattle say you got to have them, The Colorado Mountain Club says you got to carry them, common sense says that you ought to have some emergency…

Traditional Moderate Climbs In The Black Canyon

Traditional Moderate Climbs in the Black Canyon

Traditional Moderates in the Black Canyon: AKA…Welcome to the Black! by Phil Wortmann   To start with, the term “moderate” should not be misconstrued as meaning lacking in difficulty, especially in the Black. Advanced traditional…