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  • Avalanche airbag deployed as man, dog survive Mt Baker slide

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    John Towne, his dog, and a couple friends were riding the backcountry at Mount Baker in early January 2017 when an avalanche broke. He was in the middle of it and quickly started to sink. Thankfully he was riding with his Float 32.

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  • #unepicadventures: JaFebruary with Adam Ü

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    Filmed over two days in February 2017, this short film by/of Adam Ü showcases a tiny fraction of the skiing potential in Nagano, Japan.

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  • Progression: Building a Backcountry Career on #unepicadventures

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    How can a whole “career” of backcountry travel become one of #unepicadventures”? Well, the recipe for a long unepic life in the mountains is simply to pile one un-epic day on top of another. Jed Porter’s buddy Chad has done this. Let’s look at Chad’s story, his series of #unepicadventures, and how we can model our own adventures on his.

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  • Enter Contest: BCA Tubbs Snowshoes Partners Giveaway for Two

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    Enter to win two BC Link Radios and two Tubbs FLEX ESC snowshoe kits (your choice of men’s or women’s models) complete with snowshoes, adjustable poles, gaiters and tote bags. The MSRP of this prize package is $660. Contest ends February 28, 2017.

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  • Watch Video: How to install an avalanche airbag trigger, radio cord and hydration hose

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    In this video, BCA technical service manager Dane Olson shows step-by-step how to install and thread BC Link two-way radios, airbag trigger and hydration hoses into a BCA Float avalanche airbag pack and shoulder sleeve.

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  • Avalanche Rescue: Airbag deployed as skier radios for help on Berthoud Pass

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    On Sunday January 29, 2017, Dustin Opheim was caught in an avalanche near Berthoud Pass on the southeast aspect of Russell. The incident was reported to CAIC. Dustin recounts his avalanche rescue experience in which he deployed BCA Float avalanche airbag and communicated to his group via his BC Link radios.

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  • #unepicadventures: Averting the Danger Zone in Kagura, Japan

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    It was storming so hard none of the upper lifts were running. So I skied down to the lower part of the mountain, alone, under the gondola lift line in a perfectly spaced birch forest to check out the terrain park. Too bad he didn’t see this sign or the major warning posted in the gondolas–about the “Never Come Back” zone down in that valley. Read Edge’s #unepicadventures in Japan.

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  • 55 Peaks, 109 Routes: Making Turns Guidebook, Volume 2 by Fritz Sperry

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    Prolific backcountry author and artist Fritz Sperry has published another guidebook, this one describing ski tours in Colorado’s Front Range, north of Interstate 70. We especially love the section on marijuana, where he suggests sativa over indica, to better achieve that “flow state.” Fritz provides lots of useful detail that’s sure to get you backcountry skiing more creative lines this season.

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  • BCA presents 17/18 product line at IPSO, Outdoor Retailer & SIA Snow Shows

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    Backcountry Access will be exhibiting its 17/18 season product line of avalanche and snow safety gear at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 9-12, 2017 in Salt Lake City, the Snow Industries Association Snow Show, January 25-31 in Denver, and IPSO Munich, February 5-8, 2017 in Munich.

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