Backcountry Film Festival
Backcountry Babes
by Chris Kasper
6M ago
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Backcountry Film Festival
Backcountry Babes
by Chris Kasper
6M ago
The post Backcountry Film Festival appeared first on Backcountry Babes ..read more
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Breaking into the Backcountry Doesn’t have to Break the Bank- 5 tips for finding discounted gear
Backcountry Babes
by bcbabes
1y ago
By: Emily Simon If you’re anything like me, you identify as a badass woman who is obsessed with skiing and wants to get after it as much as possible. Unfortunately there is nothing badass about my income; I am a teacher and grad student who devotes a sizable chunk of every paycheck to getting after it in the mountains. There’s no denying that the cost of my favorite activities is STEEP. Because I love my job and don’t want to pursue a whole new career that might do a better job of funding my activities, I have had to come up with creative ways of obtaining good gear that will serve my ..read more
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The Importance of Female Partners in the outdoors and How To Find Them
Backcountry Babes
by bcbabes
1y ago
By:  Maya Schrager Until recently in my life I spent most of my time outdoors with male friends, they always seemed more knowledgeable and a more motivated to get outdoors than any females I knew. The term “you’re not like other girls” made me feel like one of the boys, I could keep up. I could rely on them to check avalanche reports, lead the hardest pitches, and take control. What I didn’t know was that I would have female partners come into my life who would empower me, encourage, and push me more than any of my previous partners. What is the significance of a partner in the ..read more
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AIARE RESCUE with Backcountry Babes – A Day in the Field
Backcountry Babes
by Eryka Thorley
1y ago
By Brooke WarrenEdited for posting by Eryka Thorley “I’m pretty psyched about the ratios out here,” Jill said while we skinned up Meadow Mountain in Minturn, CO to practice beacon searches. We were a group of five women led by a female instructor, and there was another avalanche class out there, also led by a female guide. Way to represent, ladies! We were taking an Avalanche Rescue Course with Backcountry Babes, a guiding service by women for women. Our group ranged from new backcountry travelers to women who were working toward professional certifications. We were snowmobilers, snowboard ..read more
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Avalanche Rescue Ah-ha Moments with Backcountry Babes
Backcountry Babes
by Eryka Thorley
1y ago
By Alwyne ButlerEdited for posting by Eryka Thorley Our Backcountry Babes AIARE Rescue Course was an excellent refresher in avalanche rescue skills and I feel more prepared in the event of an avalanche. The curriculum is focused on the techniques required if burials occur, including beacon use, shoveling techniques, and probing systematically. Our instructor Emily created a space to discuss decision-making and preparedness also. I would recommend this course to anyone who travels in the backcountry.  Emily is a patient and approachable educator who delivers lessons with confidence. Being ..read more
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Be In The Know Before You Go…
Backcountry Babes
by bcbabes
2y ago
Things you should know before you head out in the backcountry for the first time (& continue to remind yourself often)… Leave behind the lift lines and groomers for endless untouched powder. Whether you’re seeking a longer snow season than the resorts allow, fresh lines, or the most spectacular views you can imagine, backcountry touring has benefits for everyone’s desires. I’m sure the majority of you reading this are adrenaline junkie, thrill chasing, powder loving chicks just like myself. I am so stoked you are looking to take on a new adventure and I promise you won’t be disappointe ..read more
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Deep Snow Immersion
Backcountry Babes
by Chris Kasper
3y ago
Deep Snow Immersion A lot of locations throughout the west are seeing huge snow totals this week.  With big snow comes big problems.  Backcountry problems are not just isolated into avalanches, deep snow immersion is a very real concern when we are talking about measuring snow by the feet. The main deep snow immersion problem is tree wells.  The branches of the tree extend out past the base and create an area where the snow does not  accumulate in about a 6 foot radius from the trunk of the tree (however wide the branches extend).  When a skier or snowboarder falls ..read more
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Deep Snow Submersion
Backcountry Babes
by Chris Kasper
3y ago
Deep Snow Submersion A lot of locations throughout the west are seeing huge snow totals this week.  With big snow comes big problems.  Backcountry problems are not just isolated into avalanches, deep snow submersion is a very real concern when we are talking about measuring snow by the feet. The main deep snow submersion problem is tree wells.  The branches of the tree extend out past the base and create an area where the snow does not  accumulate in about a 6 foot radius from the trunk of the tree (however wide the branches extend).  When a skier or snowboarder f ..read more
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Colorado’s Persistent Problem
Backcountry Babes
by Chris Kasper
3y ago
Colorado’s Persistent Slab Problem Its no secret that Colorado typically has an unstable snowpack and this year is no exception.  Colorado has a deep persistent slab that has been making backcountry travel dangerous and more difficult than normal.  In this video, by the Colorado Avalanche Info Center, it really demonstrates how sensitive that layer truly is.  If you are traveling in Colorado, make sure you check the forecast and stick to low angle terrain and away from runouts. What is a persistent slab avalanche? Persistent Slab avalanches can be triggered days to weeks a ..read more
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