Avalanche Safety Basics For Snowshoers: Warning Signs & Danger Zones

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There’s nothing like getting into the mountains in winter. The tranquility of the great outdoors, the beauty of the scenery, the feeling of the fresh air in your lungs. You can’t beat it. Avalanches might not be the first thing … Continue reading

Basic Safety On The Trail

Safety reminders are always important, especially as technology continues to improve. We were all novices at one time, but once you step up to backcountry terrain and long, strenuous treks you are no longer a beginner. Those amazing views and Continue reading

Emergency Tips From Snowshoer Stranded for 30 Hours In Central Washington


Using his outdoor experience and list of 10 essential items, snowshoer Wally Fosmore of Shoreline, Wash. survived the elements and a night in the back country before finding his way to safety at a rendezvous point with local emergency services … Continue reading

Up Your Elevation Awareness: The Importance of Acclimation, with Tips and Tools

After visiting his family in North Carolina and Virginia over the holiday season, Christopher Joyner said the transition back to Colorado altitude hit him harder than he expected.

Joyner is the public affairs specialist for the Bureau of Land ManagementContinue reading

Survival Tips for Snowshoeing Enthusiasts

Snowshoeing is less expensive than skiing and can be a marvelous way to explore the outdoors during the winter. However, one needs to be prepared to deal with the dangers that can occur in the snow. There are three major … Continue reading

Top 5 Safety Tips for Snowshoeing

Many of us preach the ‘if you can walk, you can snowshoe’ mantra to anyone who will listen, and we’re right…for the most part.

Compared to skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing has a lower barrier of entry. This means great things … Continue reading

Avalanche Avoidance Tips & FAQ

The Alps has already claimed its first avalanche fatality of the season, and before the end of winter there will be another 250,000 avalanches in this mountain chain alone, and around the world about 150 people will fall victim to the ‘white death'. In this article we sort through the myths and arm you with some essential avalanche avoidance tips, that are as valid on Aonach Mor as they are on the North Face of Everest. In over 95 percent of all avalanche accidents, the victim or someone in the victim's party triggers the slide. Avalanches are the only natural hazard in the world that is commonly triggered by the victim!