How does vertical speed compare between different mountain sports? And how does slope angle affect that speed? These are very interesting questions to which no … » about Vertical climbing speed: Ski mountaineering vs Uphill running vs Slope angle (vs Gear weight)
There is about 5-15cm of snow on various aspects at Mt Baker Ski Area. Not quite enough to really ski, however, there were some brave snowboard and ski … » about Mount Baker Ski Area gets snow
World Cup ski mountaineering racing calendar for 2009/2010 season made it out couple of weeks ago. Highlight of the season will definitely be Ski Mountaineering … » about World Cup 2010 racing calendar: Canadians compete
What do you think about skinning in or skinning through ski resorts? This is a very hot topic among backcountry skiing community. For sure it is a bit of an … » about Have your say: skinning in or through ski resorts?
Andrew McLean is one of the icons of North American ski mountaineering, however, I didn't know this until I met him couple of years ago at a ski mountaineering … » about Interview with Andrew McLean – Icon of North American ski mountaineering
Current Canadian ski mountaineering champion, Reiner Thoni, won the Scarpa CraigieBurner skimo race in New Zealand over the past weekend. Reiner travelled to NZ … » about Canadian champion wins in New Zealand
Calendars for the North American ski mountaineering racing scene are taking shape, even though, the sun is still shining high. Canadian racing calendar will be … » about Initial skimo racing calendars for 2010 season
This is a second article from the series on "How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?". As with anything new, we have two choices - learn it … » about Sign up for avalanche safety and backcountry travel course
Within backcountry skiing community, Revelstoke is well know for its location - being a base to endless adventure opportunities during the winter months. But … » about The Revelstoke Steamer: do you have the legs?
This trip took place in Duffey Lake area in the southern part of Coast Mountains, Canada, during May 23-25, 2009. Duffey Lake backcountry skiing is a serious … » about North Joffre Creek mini-traverse: Spring skiing and bush whacking