Features and Articles
Article written by Neil McNab, Chamonix mountain guide and Snowboard specialist, founder of McNab Snowsports
Attitudes to riding the Backcountry are constantly changing. What was considered extreme or dangerous yesterday seems almost normal today. The mountain's haven't changed, so why have we?
When we venture out away from the patrolled ski area into the Backcountry the rules of the game change considerably.
Backcountry booty! 2 weeks later this slope avalanched!
Backcountry safety is all about good judgement and correct decision making. Use the McNab Mantra to help you find your way.
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My clients coming for winter or summer alpin courses often hesitate on how to travel from the airports to Chamonix. " Should we hire car ? get a train or taxi ? Well, none of it... the easiest and most efficient way is certainly a shuttle bus, either private or shared. Indeed, once you are in Chamonix, you could always use the free regular buses driving you to the slopes or the cosy car of your favorite mounatin guide.
Article published in the independent guide to skiing and ski holidays Welove2ski.
Winter is approaching fast, and so it's time again to start thinking about that dream equipment setup for the new season. But with so many different models and manufacturers to choose from, where do you begin? Max Hardy lays down some advice on the main things to consider.
Gaby and myself successfully achieved climbing the Trilogy last september: climbing Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Eiger in 8 days... here is the story.
This April, Seb had a change of scene - flying out to the far east of Russia to snowboard on the enormous volcanoes of Kamchatka - and to shoot the awesome footage, below. We caught up with him on his return to ask him how he got on.