Hello and welcome to the summer news post for August 13.
Summer for Chris and Sarah as usual has been full of short days and skiing. Based down in New Zealand’s South Island and the alpine town of Wanaka. With Spring on the way Chris says he’s torn between preparing for another Chamonix winter and planning some spring touring missions in NZ. Not a bad position to be in we think.
Take more than just a ‘colour’ or ‘number’ with you when heading off-piste or into the backcountry. Find out what the specific dangers are for that day and the area you plan to ski. Where and what are the hazards and are they specific to certain terrain features, elevation, aspect or slope angle?
Mark Austin recently qualified Kiwi mountain guide and Tinderbox team member Chris Fecher head out in search of fresh snow and adventure.
We love laying that first track through the powder snow, because we know what it means when we get to the top of the climb. First tracks! Laying the first track usually also means that the hoards will not be to far behind, especcially…