With basecamp situated at 5000 metres, you’d better take your time getting there – which brings us to acclimatization. It’s a boring, painful but necessary process.
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:50
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:00
Whiskey Tahoe Foxtrot?!?! Even in the last two years, which have been unusually warm on the Coast Mountains, Lax has managed to consistently find his way into spined-up, beastly lines that look like they’re straight out of Alaska’s Chugach Range. And he’s managed to get them in good condition, which is no small feat in this seemingly-changing climate of ours.
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:09
Words by Katy Whittaker, Photos by Alex Haslehurst, Rob Greenwood and Jonny Baker.
Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:22
Words by Tanja Schmitt Photos by Tanja Schmitt and Matthias Scherer
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:53
Words and photos by Wayne Flann Winter in the Pacific Northwest (and elsewhere), so far, has been a non-event. Though the alpine has a great base, ski touring has been dismal. The El Nino promised by all the weather gurus never materialized—instead, for the third year in a row, we seem to be slipping back into a La Nada cycle.
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:49
Guy Lacelle was a world-renowned ice climber who was tragically killed in an avalanche in Montana in 2009. Shortly after the accident Arc’teryx, La Sportiva, and Petzl came together to establishe the Guy Lacelle Pure Spirit Award. An annual award given to a climber who embodies the spirit of integrity, humility and joy that Guy brought to climbing...
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:52
Truth be told, I can count the amount of times I have skied on one hand. It's something I have managed to keep quiet for a long time, despite being labeled as an adventure photographer. I knew there was no way to keep it under wraps much longer and that my heinous pizza slow-down was about to emerge as I spent 10 days traveling British Columbia’s powder highway...MORE BY CHRIS BURKARD...
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:50
There's something truly special about skiing in the silence of snowcapped trees. Letting your body follow your eyes as you weave in and out of the gentle giants is a serious form of meditation.
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:29
When the weather is good in Patagonia it is time to ‘drop the clutch’, so to speak, because good weather surely means that bad weather is on the way. After arriving in Chalten late in the evening of January 15th, I was surprised to hear that a four-day weather window was just setting in and there would be no time to ease into things whatsoever. Colin Haley and I had agreed to partner up for the next three weeks and we had big objectives on our minds, all centered around the famous Torre group. MORE FROM MARC-ANDRE LECLERC...
Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:06
"I veered off to the right, watching my tips reach solid snow, but within a few seconds, the tails of my skis were grabbed by the rushing torrent and I was turned 360 degrees in the air. During these brief seconds, I felt my left femur spiral and fracture..." Wayne Flann walks us through the events that put his season on hold in this latest update...