"It doesn’t matter if you have made thousands of good calls – all it takes is one bad call and that is one too many. Some days the mountains are screaming GET OUT OF HERE and some days they are saying come on in – it’s time to party." - Jeremy Jones Do you know when to back off and when it’s good to go? The Know Before You Go avalanche awareness program will get you started down the path of learning the language of the mountains and becoming a better and safer rider.
The BCA Prevention Series highlights Climbing Life Guide Eli Helmuth as he walks you through what he brings in his pack on a regular outing in the backcountry. Eli has many years of experience guiding, teaching, and responding to accidents in the backcountry. His guiding company, Climbing Life Guides, teaches courses in Rocky Mountain National Park and their class schedule and class information can be found at www.climbinglifeguides.com
Reading the snow is both an art and a science, but as the promise of deep powder draws more backcountry skiers to Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, avalanche forecaster Drew Hardesty is sharing more than a snow report. He’s speaking out, sharing a message that will change the way you think about skiing in the backcountry this winter./p>
With over 10 feet of snow in 10 days, conditions were ripe to do some helicopter avalanche control work above the backside of Stevens Pass on February 26, 2014. Here's a behind the scenes look at the avy control process and stunning video of a massive slide in all its terrible glory.