La Sportiva Tara – reviewed by Lindsay Fixmer

In what terrain and under what conditions have I not used this puff? For the past two months I’ve lived in the La Sportiva Tara as my outermost layer. Donning this piece at multi-pitch ice belays, the sport crag, around the campfire playing guitar, and camp at 12,000ft in -8 degree frigid temps and rough […]

Dynafit Chugach Ski – reviewed by Geoff Unger

The Dynafit Chugach hits the mark. Over the past decade or so I’ve tried a number of different Dynafit ski models. For the most part I have found a lack of downhill performance. While the weight savings and uphill ability of the of the skis was great the downhill aspect left something to by desired. […]

We Can Be Both: Mothers at Work, A message from our Friends at Patagonia

Every day in America, women return to work after the birth of a child to find an unsupportive environment lacking on-site child care, lactation programs and paid medical leave. No wonder there is an alarming lack of women in positions of leadership, board rooms and public office. Women will never be able to effectively “lean […]

How to Use an Emergency Rescue Sled

When an emergency strikes, knowing how to use your gear is essential. AMGA Guide Mike Soucy shows you how to perform an independent evacuation with the help of our friends from Brooks Range Mountaineering Equipment.

Alan Rousseau – 2016 Recipient of the Doug Parker & Roger Baxter-Jones Memorial Scholarship

This past August I received a phone call explaining I had been chosen for the Doug Parker & Roger Baxter-Jones Memorial Scholarship for my Ski Guide Exam. I was incredibly touched that I’d been chosen to preserve the memory of these two men. Speaking with Richard on the phone, through a spotty connection, it was […]

Tico Gangulee – Marmot Scholarship Recipient

I am in no way the best skier in Houston, Texas. I can’t really say accurately that I’m the best ski guide in Houston. I am, however, without a doubt the most qualified ski guide in Houston, having passed my final AMGA exam, the Ski Guide Exam, with financial help from Marmot. My ten year journey to […]

Andrew Plagens: Forge Scholarship Video 2016

Snowboarding is one of the great passions in my life. Since the age of 4 I have had the privilege and opportunity to slide downhill with a large piece of wood strapped to my feet. When I moved to Colorado I discovered that a lot more riding existed beyond the resort and into the backcountry. […]

La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX – Review

First of all, what a great name for a great boot. I recently saw the movie Straight Outta Compton so Ice Cube is fresh on my mind. These boots are a perfect blend of performance and comfort. Initially I was worried they wouldn’t be warm enough for ice guiding in Hyalite Canyon, but I found […]

Goal Zero: Venture 30 Review

Model: Venture 30 Year: 2015 Areas Tested: All across the country and in Europe Days Tested: 7 months     Product Features; Built-In Micro USB Tip –Tangle-free charging for phones and tablets. Certified cables for efficient charging. Solar Ready™ –Built-in Charging Tip. No extra cables to lose. Charge up in 4 hours from USB – […]

Julbo Partners with AMGA for Ski Mountaineering Scholarship

Julbo USA is proud to announce they are partnering with the AMGA to award an aspiring guide with a scholarship for ski guide course. A portion of sales from Julbo’s mountain performance eyewear and goggles through will be used to support a scholarship for ski guides seeking their IFMGA certification. “Julbo is a mountain brand with distinctly mountain […]