#unepicadventures

  • #unepicadventures: Turn around on Mount Rainier

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    When Backcountry Access was calling for #unepicadventures — decision making success stories, Sam Bergeron thought, “Boy, do I have a lot of these backcountry fuck-ups, turn-arounds and lessons-learned to share!” Read Sam’s ultimate #unepic season-ending Mount Rainier ski tour story here.

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  • #unepicadventures: Heading out into the Telluride Sidecountry, Just Before the Gate Closed

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    Supposedly there are routes through Telluride’s Bear Creek side country that avoid most if not all slide paths, but Tim Koehler had not researched enough about the area. The the weather turned to a whiteout. His confidence was low. Read Tim’s story.

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  • #unepicadventures: Radio Communications Alert Group of Avalanche

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    Three backcountry skiers effectively used their two-way radios last month to instantly communicate the moment an avalanche triggered and began to slide. It’s a good example of the isolated danger of triggering Persistent Slab avalanches. And a great example of safe backcountry travel protocols.

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  • Throttling Down at Togwotee Pass: A Snowmobile Guide’s Decisions on a ‘High’ Avalanche Danger Day

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    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.

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  • #unepicadventures: Hill Banging in the Kootenays

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    The best part of BCA crew’s Nelson pilgrimage video? They got to combine snowmobiling and skiing, and a little skijoring, on their Kootenays’ backcountry trip.

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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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  • #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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  • #unepicadventures: Sled chatter with the Minot boys, in honor of Snowmobiling Safety Week

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    In honor of International Snowmobiling Safety Week, January 21-29, 2017, Backcountry Access is sharing some Facebook chatter between a group of Minot, ND friends, who regularly hit the road for some snowmobiling and snowbiking #unepicadventures – properly stoked with BCA MtnPro protective gear, of course.

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  • #unepicadventures: Scouting big lines in the Uintas

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    Big approach, big down lines. With the Uintas Mountains notoriously weak continental snowpack, most people usually wait until later in spring to ski there. But due to an uncharacteristic boomer snowpack and a month plus of high pressure, Weston and Shaun decided to go for a scouting mission. They ended up backing of the line of their dreams, but scoring major “beta” on this area for the next time.

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