Protecting “The Last Great Wilderness”

High in the sky, flying in an Alaskan bush plane, the pilot motions to look out at the vast unspoiled tundra below. The seven of

Behind The Lens | Select Photos From Around the World

In putting this piece together, one focussing on favorite photos, I’m reminded that the only thing I ever meant to do was ski. From inspiration gleaned in

The Ripest of June Corn Snow | 5 photos | Mt. Shasta

When corn skiing is almost as good as powder skiing, and it’s the middle of June,  you might be on Mt. Shasta. The following five photos

Surf Trips Vol. 3| “The Far North Shore”, Yakutat, Alaska

What comes to mind when you hear, “Alaska”? Whatever it is-wilderness, bears, mountains-it’s probably not surf. The thing is, whether you’re looking for monster swells in winter,

Gear Review: Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker

Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Helps to Motivate Certain Fitness Routines I recently got a Fitbit Zip as a present to keep track of how much

Living on the Side of a Mountain in Alaska| Points North Heli-Adventures Tour Camp Setup

Back in 2010, I had the great fortune of being invited up to Alaska to scout ski terrain for a possible helicopter assisted ski touring program

The Over-Snow Vehicle Rule and a Backcountry Survey for Californians

If you’re a backcountry user, this is big, real big. For the first time in many years the US Forest Service (USFS) has finally issued

As Good As It Gets| A Ski Expedition to Sisimiut, Greenland III

All of the huts we stayed in on our trip last April were cozy and warm. The food was great, and of course, the skiing

As Good As It Gets| A Ski Expedition to Sisimiut, Greenland II

Above the Arctic Circle, in April, there’s close to 20 hours of continuous daylight to work with. With assistance from core Igloo Mountain founders Larsaaraeq

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