#unepicadventures - Backcountry Access

  • #unepicadventures: Backcountry Brotherhood Born in Summit County

    Drew Petersen and his brother, Grant, grew up outside Silverthorne, Colorado, whose town logo is a rendering of Buffalo Mountain. In this #unepicadventure, the two bros climb Buffalo and ski the classic Silver Couloir on Buffalo’s north side, considered one of North America’s 50 classic ski descents.

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

    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

    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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  • #unepicadventures: Throttling Down Togwotee Pass: A Snowmobiler’s Guide to a High Avalanche Danger

    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: JaFebruary with Adam Ü

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

    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

    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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  • #unepicadventures: Weekend on South Diamond Peak at Cameron Pass, CO

    CAIC had forecasted low to medium avalanche conditions. But upon evaluating the snow on our planned slope we made the decision to abandon this plan due to unfavorable snowpack and instead have a laid back evening and toss back a few beers at our campsite. The next morning, we saw that the entire face of South Diamond had slid. Nick Kozel reports.

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  • #unepicadventures: East Coast Slides and Waist-high Snow Boulders

    Dylan and Dom, both unhurt and a bit mind-blown, stood 70 feet below in between some sizable waist-high snow boulders where the slide ran out into the flats just before the closed Vermont road. This was a quick reminder that we are not immune to slides on the east coast. Carter Snow reports.

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