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Deuter Freescape Lite 26 – Excellent Backpack for Day Trips

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Deuter Freescape Lite 26 – Excellent Backpack for Day Trips Cori Bucherl When I’ve thought of Deuter in the past, it’s been about their backpacking and mountaineering packs, the ones I used to sell when I worked at REI. I didn’t think about ski packs. But through the Pinnacle Sales’ Kinfolk Ambassador program, I got the chance to try one

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Mountain Hardwear Snoskiwoski 40L Pack – Versatile Ski Mountaineering Pack

Mountain Hardwear Snoskiwoski 40L pack

Mountain Hardwear Snoskiwoski 40L Pack – Versatile Ski Mountaineering Pack Kyle Juszczyk   So you want to be a ski mountaineer, huh? I should let you know that it’s not just ice axes, steep couloirs, and glory. Do you think you can handle Texas-sized blisters? The coldest you’ve ever been and hottest you’ve ever been in the same day? How

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022 – Thoughtful Backcountry Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022 – Thoughtful Backcountry Gift Ideas Wil Rickards   Love Languages and Valentine Gifts for the Backcountry Skier in your Life: We all have our love languages or ways of communicating love. For me, there are two big ones. The first is working and evolving/growing to improve both parties’ lives. However, I might argue that nothing

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TSL Symbioz Hyperflex Adjust Snowshoes – Terrific for Winter Adventures

TSL Symbioz Hyperflex Adjust Snowshoes

TSL Symbioz Hyperflex Adjust Snowshoes – Terrific for Winter Adventures Mattis Sessel   As I took the TSL Symbioz Hyperflex Adjust Snowshoes out of their special carrying case, I knew they were going to be fun to take on a winter adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Their binding, hourglass shape and composite material reinforced with carbon fiber immediately

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Camp Nanotech

Camp Nanotech

Camp Nanotech Wil Rickards Ski Mountaineering Tools that sit at the junction of durability and featherlight. There is gear that I love which needs writing about, even if it has been around a while. Camp’s Nanotech range falls into this category. To create some understanding, let’s start with a short exercise. One that will hopefully cause you to ponder and

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