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Mountain Sledder Magazine | June 26, 2017

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Avalanche Safety | Mountain Sledder Magazine

My Riding Journal

April 5, 2016 | 1

  This year I decided to keep a journal of my riding days. It’s fun to be able to look back on specific days and highlights that happened through out the season. In my daily reports I include things like where I’m riding, what elevations, who I am with, the … Read More

I survived a big Avalanche while snowmobiling video—what happened?

March 21, 2016 | 12

A video called “I survived a big Avalanche while snowmbiling thanks to my guardian angels !!!!…” posted on March 17, 2016 by YouTube user Doug Lakeman shows a rider trigger, and survive, a large avalanche while riding in the Gorman Lake snowmobile area near Golden, BC. The video gives a … Read More

Joe Denney talks about avalanche that killed his friend

March 14, 2016 |

Alaska Dispatch News interviews Joe Denney, a survivor of a large avalanche near Eureka, AK on February 27, 2016. He tells the story of what happened that day, and the avalanche that took his riding partner of 11 years, Randy Pratt’s life. The day started out with deep conditions as … Read More

The Avalanche Safety Disconnect

March 10, 2016 | 20

Remembering back to the days when I first started riding backcountry, I can honestly admit that I was somewhat naïve when it came to avalanche safety. I wore a transceiver and had a shovel and probe in my pack, and I thought I knew what I was doing. But it wasn’t … Read More

Trudeau’s First Report Card and Why Reporters are Bottom-Feeding Scum

March 8, 2016 | 2

It’s been a few months with our new Prime Minister Trudeau; the honeymoon is over so I think it’s time I check up on him. Let the post-honeymoon nagging begin. See how’s he’s doing, you know?   During the marathon election campaign in 2015, Trudeau and the Liberals made 214 … Read More

Register or Die! New ORV Act

February 14, 2016 | 1

Okay fine, you won’t die, but as of November 1, 2015 there is a new registration system for all off-road vehicles (ORVs) in BC and it is mandatory. If you fail to register your off-road vehicle, you could be ticketed and/or charged with an offense. FYI, 41,478 ORVs have been … Read More

McBride Avalanche Deaths Preventable

February 4, 2016 | 3

The avalanche that caused the deaths of 5 men last weekend near McBride, BC was preventable, according to Karl Klassen, Avalanche Canada’s Public Avalanche Warning Service Manager, in a February 4 CBC news story. Klassen made reference to the fact that there were as many as 15-17 riders on the slope at … Read More

A Survivor Opens Up About The Avalanche That Took Her Fiance’s Life

January 20, 2016 | 1

“He died because I didn’t have a [transceiver], probe and shovel. Neither did he. He died because we didn’t take nine hours out of our busy schedule to take an avalanche awareness course. Now I realise the importance of equipping myself with avalanche safety knowledge and search and rescue gear. I also realise that in the end it is up to each individual to be responsible for their safety.”Read More

What’s in my backpack?

December 9, 2015 | 1

Photo Andrew Munster At the start of the season the first thing you should do is go through your backpack.   When I check my backpack, I make sure I’m able to survive a night on the hill. Sometimes shit happens. To start off my pack I start with a … Read More

Avalanche Footage of Slide that Buries Sledder

November 30, 2015 | 2

Wow, this avalanche footage is crazy. In so many ways.

It’s not often that you see full-blown avalanche footage of a slide from start to finish, but this footage shows the entire episode of the rider going up the slope, triggering the slide, and the aftermath.

The most crazy … Read More