This spring we found a nest of eggs in WildSnow HQ’s privy. We shut the door to let them hatch. After the little birds flew the coop, the privy underwent a thorough cleaning. Then Lou moved it closer to HQ, making it more accessible on those cold winter nights when snow drifts are meters deep.
A few months ago, Mindshift sent us a cleverly designed camera bag, Rotation 180 Panorama , that quickly became my go to pack for spring ski mountaineering and summer hiking. Recently they sent their larger model, Rotation 180 Professional. It’s loaded with features that will work for backcountry skiers. We are in the process of field testing it now. In the meantime, here’s a quick look:
Rotation 180 Professional 37.5L, MSRP $390
Rotation 180 Panorama 22L, MSRP $200
Here’s a recap of last week’s posts:
WildSnow Girl Fun at Summer OR 2014 Mrs. WildSnow’s pick list for backcountry ski touring gear at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2014.
Meet the New Black Diamond, Winter Product Count Reduced — CEO Metcalf to Step Down Strategic changes at Black Diamond Equipment will affect the backcountry skiing gear they offer.
Endless Winter — South America 2014 Louie and friends travel south for a few weeks of ski mountaineering in Chile and Argentina.
Avalanche Safety Quiz Avalanche risk self evaluation quiz is a learning tool and also fun. The idea is to stimulate thought and improvements in how we go about staying alive in avalanche country.
Backcountry.com Headquarters: Brick and Mortar’s Big Brother Joe Risi explores the belly of the beast: tour of backcountry.com facilities in Salt Lake City, warehouse of mountaineering and ski gear.