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Accelerate Your Backcountry Skills With The Scientific Method

Take Notes [Photo: Tom Wilson Media] Take Notes [Photo: Tom Wilson Media]

I have been teaching Avalanche Safety Courses for over a decade. I stumbled upon this process several years ago, which always resonates with students. Why not use the scientific method to supercharge our learning? One of the most excellent tools humans have ever discovered can be applied to backcountry skiing! This isn't a way to make backcountry s...

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10 Essential Steps to Prepare for Ski Touring Season

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As the leaves change and temperatures drop, the anticipation of ski touring season and winter adventures grows. To make the most of your time on the slopes and in the backcountry, it's crucial to prepare ahead of time. From fine-tuning your fitness to embracing cutting-edge backcountry tech, this guide outlines ten essential steps to ensure you're ...

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2021/2022 Season Recap & Highlights

KBG Bow to Yoho Traverse 2022 (Photo: Kyle Gorenko) Kootenay Backcountry Guide's Lead Guide/Founder Judson Wright takes guests (Photo: Kyle Gorenko) on Bow to Yoho traverse in the Rockies

On April 18, 2022, Lead Guide Judson Wright with practicum Kyle Gorenko, and six guests hit the parking lot at the bottom of the Yoho Valley in Yoho National Park after completing the Bow/Yoho Traverse. This hut to hut traverse concluded KBG's 2021-22 season.   We would like to take a moment and thank all of our guests and students for ma...

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Collecting Free Info #1 Know Before You Go

Collecting Free Info #1 Know Before You Go

Welcome to our video series on collecting free information in the backcountry.  What is free information?  Free information is safe, easily accessible, and timely.  #1 Know Before You Go Exploring the backcountry in the winter is a unique experience, however there are many things to consider before venturing out of bounds. All profes...

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Collecting Free Information in the Backcountry: #1 Know Before You Go (Avalanche Canada)

Collecting Free Information in the Backcountry: #1 Know Before You Go (Avalanche Canada)

Welcome to our video series on collecting free information in the backcountry.  What is free information?  Free information is safe, easily accessible, and timely.  In this 1st video, we explain what free information is. Your backcountry tour begins from the comforts of your home before you step foot on the mountain. This is also the...

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