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Exploring the Wind Rivers via Splitboard

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Exploring the Wind Rivers via Splitboard photos by Zach and Cindi Grant. It was like we were on a different planet- we didn’t see another soul. Well, other than the local Chickadees, Roberts Nutcrackers, and some Grey Squirrels. It was refreshing to get away from it all. Away from all the comforts and distractions of modern-day life. The time consumers; …

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Weathering the Storm – Splitboarding the Tordrillos, AK: part 2

In Trip Reports by Cindi Grant

“Weathering the Storm” is a continuation of “Splitboarding the Tordrillos: part 1“Feature photo by Zach Clanton. That evening we got a weather report. Partly cloudy – scattered storms. The weather moves in off the Cook, 60 miles away and the closest place that had a forecast. We decided to start building a snow cave to move our camp kitchen into …

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Splitboarding the Tordrillos, AK: part 1

In Trip Reports by Cindi Grant

Splitboarding the Tordrillos, AK cover photo by Zach Clanton. The jagged granite peaks of the Tordrillo Mountains dwarf any sense of society or security and leave only rawness. A sub-range of the massive Alaska Range, the un-maned wildness is abrupt and relentless. To put the scope of this glaciated frozen place into perspective, the range could cover the entire state …

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Guided Ski Tours in Utah with Inspired Summit Adventures

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During Part 1 of our virtual interview with long-time Voile ambassadors, Shaun and Weston Deutschlander,  we chatted about their relationship with Voile, as well as the history behind their guiding business, Inspired Summit Adventures. Their experience as professional skiers and guides coupled with their outgoing and perceptive personalities has resulted in top-notch customizable education and backcountry experiences. They offer a …

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The Gaslight – Gannett Peak Ski Guiding

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Like most mountain guides in mid-March of 2020, I lost all my employment prospects for the foreseeable future due to the fallout of our worldwide pandemic.  Ski patrol work at Big Sky: terminated early.  Ski guiding season: terminated early. Denali guiding season: canceled. Summer guiding season: hard to say; maybe?  Mountain Guiding to COVID Screening With limited options available, I …

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Skiing the Grand Teton: An Exercise in Patience

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Patience. A word we have heard a lot about lately, especially in regards to spring ski mountaineering. As ski mountaineers, we exercise patience often as we wait for acceptable conditions to line up with our specific objectives. Sometimes that means waiting until spring. This spring, Zach and I had our sights set, once again, on skiing the Grand Teton together. …

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Sea and Ski Alaska

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It’s no secret that Alaska is famous for its skiing. When you visit, it is mind blowing how big this place is and how many different mountain ranges and diverse climates it offers. For me, living here for 13 years now I am committed to life in the last frontier. A common question I get from guests I guide is …

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The Legend of the Camel’s Hump Challenge

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The Camel’s Hump Challenge has been around for over 30 years. The Challenge Trail takes skiers on a 15-mile loop that circumnavigates Camel’s Hump, third tallest peak (4,083 ft), keeping you at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 2,900 ft and intersecting Section 20 of the Catamount Trail as it loops around the mountain. The Camel’s Hump Challenge is a benefit …