The concept of dropping sticks of primed dynamite from drones near a ski resort is guaranteed to give any OSHA inspectors second thoughts and a dry pen. But considering the way things are currently done, armed flying robots would be a serious safety improvement.
Bear spray? Who needs it! A map? Eat shit! A cellphone? LOL, what's the worst that could happen. Well, the worst that could happen is you get eaten by a bear you stupid, stupid, stupid campers. This is the premise for Backcountry — and we can't wait to see it.
Splitboarding has been around since the mid-'90s as a way to make backcountry snowboarding available to the 99 percent of us who can't afford helicopters. It's essentially a snowboard that splits down the middle, turning into a pair of skis so you can climb uphill when you're far away from a ski lift. When you reach…
Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my kit, I read dozens of reviews, talk to my expert comrades, and then finally try it out myself.
Meesh Hytner was doing typical pro-snowboarder things, participating in an informal backcountry competition in Colorado, when suddenly she found herself in a class-3 avalanche. Lucky for her, she was wearing an emergency airbag system, and lucky for you, there's video.