Molly Loomis

Everest 2015: Everything You Need to Know

Last year, after 16 Sherpas died in an avalanche on Everest, many predicted an end to commercial climbing on the mountain. They were wrong. But as climbers converge on Base Camp this April, these...

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5 Avalanche Safety Rules of the Backcountry

Using tools from psychology and advertising, avalanche researcher Ian McCammon has spent the past 20 years analyzing what he calls the psychological terrain. The upshot: more accidents are due to...

Enter at Your Own Risk

Playing safely in the mountains requires an intimate knowledge of terrain and an understanding of how a host of variables—including sun, wind, and temperature—affect the snowpack.

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The Clock Is Ticking

The key to digging your friends out alive is how fast you are with these three essential avalanche safety tools.

Winter Camping Essentials

Winter is clearly the season for camping, so check out these 10 great essentials and make no excuses.

Nao Headlamp

The Nao headlamp automatically senses ambient light and adjusts itself appropriately to your situation.

Vaude Norrsken Sleeping Pad

You can carry both an inflatable and a closed-cell sleeping pad, or you can spring for the Norrsken.

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