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Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour Mission 8: Japanuary

In this episode of Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour he ventures to Japan to eat sushi, visit onsens, and of course ski epically deep Japanuary snow. Watch Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour: Japanuary Where will Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour go next? #redbull Watch More …

Kilian Jornet Climbs Mount Everest In Just 26 Hours!

Mount Everest – At midnight on the 21st to 22nd of May 2017, Kilian Jornet, 29, reached the summit of Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen or fixed ropes in a single push via the traditional route on the Tibetan side of the mountain. Jornet’s alpine style …

Mount Everest’s Iconic Hillary Step Has Collapsed

Mount Everest – After summiting Mount Everest for the 6th time on May 16, 2017, Tim Mosedale, a British mountaineer, returned to base camp and posted photos on social media confirming that the Hillary Step has collapsed. The Hillary Step was 12-meter (39-foot) vertical rock face at 8,790 meters …

This Week’s Backcountry News – May 15-21, 2017

Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of backcountry news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – May 15, 2017 – A Mountain Journey …

Benjamin Styles Presents Grande Sassiere North-East Couloir

Here’s an amazing ski mountaineering mission to ski the Grande Sassiere North-East Couloir. What an awesome adventure.. Watch Grande Sassiere North-East Couloir Grande Sassiere North-East Couloir from Benjamin Styles on Vimeo. Official Description From Vimeo: Ski descent of the north-east couloir on la Grande Sassiere, 900m, 47 degrees, …

Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour Mission 7: Saleina

In this episode of Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY Tour he joins Sam Anthamatten for a late spring mission into the Alps to ski big lines and couloirs in Saleina. Watch Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour: Saleina Where will Xavier De le Rue’s DIY Tour go next? …