7August 2020

Get your winter body: 3 physical capacities every strong skier needs

He always says the same thing. Whether we’re carrying a load of heavy gear a kilometre down the road back to the car, Or getting our feet soaked after slipping off a greasy log over a stream, Or bracing against a freezing wind trying to make out the line of descent, Jeff always says[...]

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3August 2020

Q&A: How do you guarantee good powder?

Let’s be clear: powder snow is good news. Full stop. No scratching or scraping sounds. Deep enough to silently bounce through each turn, or to feel the swoosh, a little resistance as a wave of snow engulfs your boots, your knees, or more. Fresh tracks. AHHHH. It’s so, so good. But when you[...]

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15July 2020

Is it worth it?

He had only ever been to the Bugaboos in late summer, when all the approaches to the climbing routes meant stumbling through endless stretches of loose boulders. The time of the year when the only sound is the constant creaking and clunking of granite – settling into new positions after its[...]

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29June 2020

Pinch all you want. This is real.

There’s a hole in the north face of the Eiger. If you’re not familiar, the Eiger is a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, standing 3967 metres tall. It’s a pyramid of rock and ice and snow that has been a test-piece of alpine climbing for more than 100 years,[...]

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