So you and your crew have reserved a hut, made time for an adventure, and you’re ready to get going—lucky you! Pulling off a fun, lower-risk hut trip requires some planning, though, so let’s dive in and think ahead to your ideal trip. Your Crew A beautiful hut, plenty of food, and epic snow should […]Read more "How to Plan a Hut Trip: Practical Advice That Will Save Your Bacon"
Swarms of skiers are turning the page to backcountry skiing. It’s a natural progression for adventurous souls who don’t want to be limited to the confines of a resort—no matter how big and challenging the terrain may be. Being in the wild environment is only the beginning. Half of the prize of heading off from […]Read more "Building Smart Habits for Backcountry Travel"
By Eric Layton It’s ski season, and that means it time to dust off and dial in our backpacks for the backcountry! Make sure you’re prepared for winter ski and splitboard trips with this comprehensive gear guide on how to properly pack for your next tour. I have often referred to my backpack as being […]Read more "Pro Tips: How to Pack for Backcountry Travel"
by Miranda Oakley At times I find myself despising the comfort of my own bed. Deep into the night my warm body lays pocketed between layers of smooth sheets and down comforters. My alarm goes off at 3:30 am, just a couple of hours after falling asleep. I laid awake for most of the night […]Read more "Alone on El Capitan"
Brooks-Range ambassador Alison Criscitiello and her expedition partner Anna Smith will set out on September 20th to attempt the West Ridge of Brahmasar II, an unclimbed route in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalaya. With a solid list of secondary objectives, check back often to see updates from Alison as the two attempt to send […]Read more "Garhwal Expedition 2016"
Above: Ali on the first all-female ascent of Pinnacle Peak in the Himalaya. 📷: Rebecca Haspel Words by: Alison Criscitiello Anna and I are both keen explorers and adventurers, with a focus on bold and new ascents and traverses. This peak and route are appealing both for being as of yet unclimbed and for the aesthetics […]Read more "A Bold New Ascent: Setting Out for Garhwal"
I left in the middle of March for my annual heli ski guiding in Valdez, Alaska. I’ve been coming to Alaska for 13 years now, 10 of those have been working in the industry. Upon my arrival in AK this season, I was greeted with the open arms of El Niño. The storm door was […]Read more "What It’s Like to Be a Heli Ski Guide in the Summer"