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The following excerpt is from the official report by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). The full report may be read here . In reading this accident report understand that judgment and hazard evaluation are the keys to backcountry travel. No manufactured gear—whether a beacon, shovel, probe or AvaLung—should impact risk... [READ MORE]
Schralping Chile In Half -- a trip report from Nick Devore's first annual Portillo Big Mountain Telemark Camp
In June 2008, Black Diamond ski athlete and World Champion telemark skier, Nick Devore, held his first annual Portillo Big Mountain Telemark Camp, a week-long intensive instructional course held in Chile’s Andes mountains. Read camp co-instructor Kayo Ogilby’s brief recap of the week’s excitement, and get psyched for next year.... [READ MORE]
In late October 2008 Black Diamond athlete Kevin Mahoney teamed up with Ben Gilmore and Freddie Wilkinson to boldly establish a new 1000-meter route, The New Hampshire Route (AI5+ R/X “with a little mixed”), on Nepal’s stunning Kangtega (6,779 m or 22,241 ft). Upon returning from the trip, Mahoney, a professional mountain guide... [READ MORE]