Certified. Bonafide?

Joshua Cole
Submitted by Josh Cole on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 21:44

A few weeks ago, I was riding an Amtrak between New York and Boston with my wife, our 6-month old son and my wife’s uncle, a professor emeritus of economics. Between diaper changes (no small feat in the bathroom of a moving train) and packed in tightly between the business commuters, we discussed the benefits and costs of industry certification.

Death of the Avalanche Danger Rating

Jeff Ward
Submitted by Jeff Ward on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:19
I guess a more appropriate title for this post would be "The Death of the Avalanche Danger Rating (for educated backcountry travelers)".  For years, as a guide, I've struggled with the difficulty of having to classify a particular avalanche problem or problems as being Low, Moderate, Considerable, High or Extreme.  To me, it always felt like a very blunt tool to describe a very complex situation.

The Tipping Point

Jeff Ward
Submitted by Jeff Ward on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:36

It looks like there is a storm forecasted to hit the region today and tonight.  This storm could lay down a fair bit of snow.  Something we’ve all be waiting for.   With that in mind we need to make sure we are keeping our desires for pow in check.