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If you’re an outdoor enthusiast with a taste for winter activities, you have numerous choices at your disposal. You can enjoy the fun and excitement of downhill skiing, the peacefulness, and serenity of cross-country skiing through the backcountry, or the unique challenge of snowboarding.  However, if you have grown tired of the same old thing, you might want to try a new challenge. The sport of snowshoeing is quickly gaining ground, as more and more people discover the many great things this sport has to offer. Whether you are looking for a great workout or want to get back to...

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Atlas is releasing their new BOA powered bindings on a few of their top-line snowshoes this year. What makes the Wrap Helix great is that it builds on their already revolutionary Wrap Lux design with EVA padding for a more uniform compression around the toe of the shoe.

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Mountaineering rules and etiquette are often forgotten or not given due consideration. Ignoring climbing and mountaineering etiquette can place you and your group in danger or spoil the beauty and health of the natural environment. If you plan to go mountaineering, being...

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The first of the Big 3 (Backpack, Sleeping Bag, and Tent), the mountaineering pack holds everything together and can make or break your send. Mountaineering is a very diverse sport. It can involve backpacking, climbing and even skiing all on the same rout. Trip lengths can vary from a single day to more than a month.  For this you need a pack that brings together the best of everything. A mountaineering pack has a minimal suspension system.  By eliminating bulky frames the pack sits closer to your body and improves balance by lowering your profile for tricky climbing maneuvers. The...

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So you’ve bagged your first peak, or maybe two or three. You found a few summits with nice trails to the top and took in the glory of becoming a mountaineer once and for all. Now it’s time to consider your ultimate goals as a mountaineer. Do you mostly enjoy nice walks through nature to the top of a mountain with breathtaking views with an essence of solitude and silence? Then keep doing what you’re doing. There is a lifetime worth of mountains out there that fit this description so you’ll never get board. But if you have ambitious visions of...

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