Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska from Chappy on Vimeo.
This is an intense, sobering video.
It’s a skier with a helmet cam who is skiing in Alaska, gets caught in an avalanche, is buried for 4:28 minutes before he’s rescued by his buddies and walks away uninjured.
After watching the video, it’s worth [...]
Blower powder? Yes, please!
Two weeks after my rendezvous at Altoona Ridge Lodge, my buddy Will Moss and his crew visited the backcountry ski bungalow in the Flint Creek Range and produced this swa-eet video!
LTPark Does Altoona Ridge Lodge from Will Moss [...]
I shot this video using my flip video camera. The footage is from the backcountry ski weekend where we stayed at Altoona Ridge Lodge in the Flint Creek Range. The quality didn’t convert as well as I had liked, but, as promised, here it is. At least it gives you some idea of the powder shots [...]
James Pyke leads a group of backcountry skiers during a trip above Altoona Ridge Lodge recently. Thousands of acres of skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are right outside the doorstep of the lodge, which is only accessible by those modes of transportation in the winter. Photo by TOM BAUER/Missoulian
Here’s the Missoulian story I mentioned earlier this [...]
I signed up for an avalanche I class this weekend. Not because I’m a huge backcountry skier, but I’d like to get into the backcountry more and figured that to go confidently and safely into unfamiliar territory, I had better learn about snow safety.
I’ve been acquiring the equipment over time. If you think skiing is expensive, [...]