Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 27 2012

Canadian Study reduces Avalanche Survival Time

An updated study of avalanche survivability statistics, spearheaded by Pascal Haegeli, PhD and published in relative obscurity in the Canadian Medical Association Journal last year indicate that survivability chances are significantly lower than previously thought, at least in Canada compared to Switzerland. For years avalanche educators have reasoned that the commonly accepted statistics derived by …

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Feb 12 2012

First Look: Gecko Climbing Skins

  As skis have gotten fatter, the criteria for judging skin glue has changed. Back in the day when today’s skinny skis felt fat, it was hard to find a climbing skin with glue that was too sticky. Stickier was always better, unless, of course, the glue was going bad and then the issue wasn’t …

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Feb 12 2012

CCSP Guide to Mendocino Ski Tours

  The Mendocino National Forest in Northern California contains nearly one million acres. From the Snow Mountain Wilderness in the southern end to the Yolla Bolly – Middle Eel Wilderness in the north, numerous peaks hold snow well into the summer. Access to these peaks can be tricky. And time consuming. The better part of …

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