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HOW TO SURVIVE A SNOW-FREE SUMMER

The fun doesn’t have to end when the ice melts

HOW TO STORE YOUR SKI GEAR THIS SUMMER

Do you dry, wax and lubricate?

PRACTISING AVALANCHE RESCUE IN 5 STEPS

  Keen to get some transceiver practice over summer? There’s plenty

How to: read and use the avalanche forecast for safer offpiste skiing

Mountain Guide Martin Chester talks us through what the data in

How to: take kids ski touring

A family-friendly hut, the right kit and a realistic plan are

How to make a smooth leap from desk to dream backcountry trip

There’s plenty of preparation to do the week before you head

Introducing Italy’s secret ski touring gem

Two hours south-west of Turin lies Val Maira, a secret day-touring

Where to go for a late-season ski touring adventure

Got time and funds for a big adventure in late spring?

Tried and Tested: Arc’teryx Voltair Airbag

An airbag isn’t any good if you leave it at home

The dos and don’t of skiing glaciers

Here's how to minimise risks on the glacier

How to plan your best ever backcountry trip

From plotting a raid on a sidecountry stash to devising a

8 HAUTE ROUTE TIPS

Martin Chester shares 8 tops tips.

Ski guides reveal their best early season backcountry spots

When the first freshies arrive, where to head for a swift

The best compacting poles

Martin Chester picks touring poles for every occasion. Here’s his favourite

The best classic two-part touring poles

Martin Chester picks touring poles for every occasion. Here’s his favourite
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