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...

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.

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.

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.