A Bird's Eye View

  • Why is Avalanche Education important?

    It seems that most everyone has received the message at this point: if you're going into the backcountry, you need to take an Avy Course.  But why is this so important?  Is it really all that complicated? Is it really that dangerous?  What do we learn in these classes anyway?

  • How to Become a Backcountry Skier

    How do I start Backcountry skiing?  Backcountry skiing is an intimidating sport to get into.  There's a lot of gear, a lot of hazards and a lot of unknowns. This post shows you how - step by step!
  • The Rest Step: the basis for any mountain climb

    The Rest Step is a fundamental element in any mountaineering pursuit, from simple hikes to standing on top of Mount Everest.  This technique is the foundation of efficient movement on any sort of inclined terrain.