Back-Country Skiing

  • Marker Recalls 2017-2018 Kingpin 10 and 13 Touring bindings toe parts   Hazard: The Pin in the toe part can break under rare circumstances. This can lead to reduced release/retention and can result in a fall hazard.   Recalled Produ...
  • Backcountry touring is an activity that has been getting a lot of attention in the last few years. People are curious about this way of extending winter, dodging lifts and just getting out and seeing a completely different side of Australia. This is no different for Michael Foti - being rest...
  • Jake, a backcountry enthusiast, has written a series of 4 portraits of people who are leaders in backcountry skiing. This is the third part of the 4 part series.   If you were to “bottle” the experience and knowledge Doug Chatten has acquired during his many years in the...
  • Jake, a backcountry enthusiast, has written a series of 4 portraits of people who are leaders in backcountry skiing. This is the second part of the 4 part series.   Most trips into the backcountry are a great day out. Sometimes though, they don’t go quite to plan and oc...
  • Jake, a backcountry enthusiast, has written a series of 4 portraits of people who are leaders in backcountry skiing. This is the first part the 4 part series.   It could be time to applaud the snow forecasters! El Nino has dissipated and the snow is here, in many ways i...
  • En-route to the landing point for a day of heli skiing, and passengers and crew alike are talking in raised tones, straining over the ‘thwack, thwack, thwack’ of the rotor blades above. Meanwhile, down below, the terrain stretches as far as the eye can see. Seemingly intent on stealing your ...
  • Dakine’s Heli Pro series of backpacks are legendary. That may sound like a massive call but these bags are perfect because you can go from using it as your carry on to going backcountry with all the features you need to carry your gear. The smart design of these bags means there are specific...
  • Dynafit vs Kingpin

    November 23, 2015

    Dynafit has been synonymous with quality Alpine Touring (AT) equipment for many years, particularly their tech bindings, becoming the ‘de facto’ standard for lightweight and reliability. One can argue their successes have been partially due to a number of patents that effectively ‘muzzled’ t...
  • A Camelbak is a fantastic way to remain hydrated in the mountains whether it is for a backcountry expedition or a family holiday to your local resort. There are loads of Camelbak options out there with some having storage pockets like a backpack incorporated into the hydration bladder holder...
  • Snowshoeing

    October 1, 2015

    Snowshoeing is the often forgotten snow sport. If you love going on treks or hikes you’ll love snowshoeing. Going out to Australia’s backcountry provides spectacular views and scenery that a lot of Australians would have never seen. Snowshoeing allows you to reach these great views without s...
  • Heading out of the resort and into the backcountry for the first time can be a daunting enough prospect for any snow lover or budding adventurist. Heading out for your first multiday touring mission that involves snow camping can be an even more daunting one. In this post I am going to let y...
  • Spring Skiing

    September 1, 2015

    Spring is here and it is the perfect time to venture off piste and experience something a little bit different. Skiing, boarding or even snow shoeing in the Australian Alpine region is a surreal experience. Whether you enjoy the Aussie snow gums and wildlife or just craving that untouched sn...

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