A Minnesota man’s annual snowmobiling trip out west nearly cost him his life. Wade Anderson was riding at the base of a mountain in Wyoming when he got caught in an avalanche. He says he was buried in about three feet of snow and could not move. A pivotal purchase made just before the trip is the reason he is alive.
Have you ever been tempted to leave your airbag behind? Or even your beacon, shovel, and probe because you weren’t concerned about the hazard? This one ought to scare you straight. Joe’s avalanche survival story.
April 1, 2017
Being a good backcountry mountain snowmobiler means, among other things, that even though you’ve come all this way and spent all this time and money, and have all this gear; you have to be able to say no sometimes. A un-epic day when you and your riding buddies made the decision to turn around and not go there, is just as badass as any sick climb or epic line you do on the other days.