Touring Poles

  • Gear Review: Best Poles for Splitboarding

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    It’s -20 degrees Fahrenheit in Jackson, Wyoming, home of Mountain Weekly News, and Mike Hardaker is thinking about doing some climbing to keep warm out in the backcountry. Read why he selected the BCA Scepter 4S in his gear review of splitboarding and ski touring poles.

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  • What it Takes to Ski Antarctica

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    For years Austin Porzak had been working on a goal to climb and ski on every continent. However, one continent kept eluding him: Antarctica. The opportunity to ski on Antarctica finally presented itself when Ice Axe Expeditions had an open spot.

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  • The Grip’s the Shiz: BCA Scepter Poles on Sale

    The BCA Scepter ski pole series comes in three models: the Scepter Aluminum, our mainstream pole for all backcountry travels; the Scepter Carbon Aluminum, our lightest pole for the weight-conscious crowd; and the Scepter 4s, our collapsible all-season pole.

    With the release of the Scepter, BCA has put their spin on the classic, adjustable length ski pole.

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