OffPiste

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Pieps Transciever Checker

We recently picked up a Pieps transceiver checker which does exactly what it says on the tin, it checks your...

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What’s in your pack?

What do you carry in your pack when you’re off piste or in the backcountry?  Some have said I overdo...

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Avalanche at Grizzly Gulch

This recent, relatively small avalanche at Grizzly Gulch in Utah has been getting a lot of press recently, and much...

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SnowGuardians

If you’ve not already seen, or come across SnowGuardians, then I hope this short post will help rectify that. SnowGuardians...

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How effective are airbags?

Bruce Tremper of the Utah Avalanche Center has published an interesting article looking at the real-world effectiveness of avalanche airbags....

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Utah Avalanche Center 2012/13 annual review

Every year the Utah Avalanche Center runs a workshop reviewing the previous season’s snow, weather and avalanche conditions.  While it’s...

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CAC : Avalanche search apps should not be used!

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC)  has categorically stated that there is NO smartphone app that could or should be used as...

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Nevis Range Backcountry gathering

Nevis range are hosting a ‘backcountry gathering’ on Saturday the 30th of November. This day of presentations, talks and workshops...

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