Polar explorer Eric Larsen shares his key strategies for building fun into every adventure.
The basics to recognizing avalanche terrain.
An educated mind is the most important tool in your backcountry kit.
Go into this season with confidence with these tips from the Northwest Avalanche Center.
Venture out this winter and explore these zones in a whole new way.
A great day of snowshoeing can hinge on a good set of comfortable, well-fitting bindings.
Here’s what to consider when selecting the perfect pair for you.
Designing gear can’t happen in a cubicle. Sure, there’s a lot of computer work that goes into creating CAD drawings and engineering specs, but the real solutions—the big ideas—come from the field. Chris Barchet, category director for MSR Water & Winter products, is a perpetual field tester. He recently headed to the Andermatt region of Switzerland on a snowshoe R&D trip to reacquaint himself with the terrain and chat with mountain guides and users to find out what works best for them. Here’s a quick look at one of the many professional recon missions Chris takes in the world’s most incredible places.
My assignment was to shoot the new MSR Revo Explore snowshoes in their element: long distance treks without a defined trail, without getting into the realm of technical terrain. I pulled together a group of outdoor athletes with some serious snowshoe experience, and booked a yurt in the Oregon backcountry to make the most of a late spring snowpack.