Mike Hattrup gives us a basic introduction to an Ice Axe before showing us how to properly use it.
Mike Hattrup demonstrates how to build a rescue sled using a pair of K2 skis, and pieces from the Rescue Shovel Plus.
Marting Volken shows us how to build a quick and efficient emergency shelter to get out of the elements in the backcountry.
Zach Crist demonstrates how to effectively ski cut a slope, and the importance of multiple tests in determining the stability of a slope.
With Andy’s help, Mike Hattrup shows us how to set a T Trench Anchor to perform such tasks as cutting a cornice.
Reggie Crist and demonstrates a safe and effective method for cutting cornices.
We finish up our tutorial on digging a snowpit and conducting stability tests by reviewing our snowpack observations and deciding how to proceed.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform an Extended Column Test.
After the shovel shear test, Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform a compression test, and what we should be looking for along the way.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform a shovel shear test, and what you are looking for while doing it.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to properly dig a snow pit and prepare to do some snowpack tests.
Before we did a snow pit, there are several things we need to take into consideration.
A tip on how to efficiently remove snow and ice buildup from your skins, courtesy of Sarah Carpenter.
Martin Volken discusses the importance of analyzing your surroundings and the terrain you ride for a safe day in the mountains.