#unepicadventures

  • Freeskier Review: Backcountry Access BC Link Radio, Camo Style

    On a recent overnight trip in Colorado’s Holy Cross Wilderness—Donny O’Neill and crew found their BC Link Radios to be particularly useful. A spring storm was hovering and visibility was low. But their team of four was able to communicate back and forth, relaying to each other information about whether certain routes into the East Cross Creek drainage were safe and skiable.

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  • #unepicadventures: Turn around on Mount Rainier

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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