Molly Loomis

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...

The Map That Will Help You Avoid an Avalanche

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.

Winter Camping Essentials

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

Western Mountaineering Flight Pants

First things first: your pack will be heavier. You’ll be packing more food, fuel, and layers. As for shelter, if you’re not expecting high winds or heavy snowfall, you probably don’t need to upgrade...

Jetboil Sumo TI Stove

Even in low temperatures, the Sumo TI boiled water faster than the competition.