Tag: AST

The Coming of Age of Mountain Sledding

It was the second major event in just two years, another nightmarish sign in the crossroads at which mountain sledding had arrived. In the years between 2007 and 2017, 63 sledders died…

Would Your Riding Partners Be Able to Save Your Life?

Is your rider buddy equipped with the skills to use all that gear to save your life? Have they practiced recently, or are their skills rusty? Why not ask them straight-out: When…

Will Chitty – A Guide’s Life for Me

There were several years when it cost more than I earned to do this job, but I never lost sight of the dream." – Will Chitty

So, You’ve Been Meaning to Take an Avalanche Course…

If you ride in the mountains—or plan to—but haven't taken an avalanche course, don't be ashamed. It's not too late for you. Avalanche Canada can help you do the right thing for…

Sure, you are transmitting—but what else is?

Transceiver Interference In the world of avalanches, something good can also potentially be something bad. For example, we talk about trees and rocks acting as anchors stabilizing a snowpack, but in some…

Top Ten Reasons to Get On It.

It's a perfect -2˚ with blue-bird skies and chest-deep powder, the kind of day one wishes for the perfect line up of all the elements. Your sleds running great all your buddies…