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Wilderness in Winter Topics


Topics Covered

  •  Why go out in Winter?
  •  Day trip activities
  •  Multi-day activities
  •  Difficulty of Winter travel
  •  Weather & sun exposure
  •  Hypothermia
  •  Clothing
  •  Hiking in snow
  •  Snowshoes
  •  Cross country (XC) ski gear
  •  Backcountry (BC) ski gear
  •  Telemark ski gear
  •  Alpine Touring (AT or Randonnee) ski gear
  •  Alpine (downhill) ski gear
  •  Mountain terrain vs. ski/boot/binding type
  •  Kick & Glide: how & why XC skis work
  •  Waxable or waxless skis?
  •  Applying and using waxes
  •  Boots, bindings, poles
  •  Climbing skins
  •  Ski repair kits
  •  Packs suitable for winter activities
  •  Winter travel: required skills
  •  Hut trips
  •  Snow camping
  •  Winter tents
  •  Sleeping bag & pad
  •  Carrying, storing, and purifying water
  •  Keeping cameras, film, and electronics working
  •  Navigation
  •  Permanent snow fields vs. Glaciers
  •  Glacier danger & travel requirements
  •  Avalanche awareness, training, & equipment
  •  Trip planning
  •  Professional guides
  •  Winter activity clubs & organizations
  •  Information sources
  •  Places to go: locally, regionally, nationally, internationally
 

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