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Backcountry Magazine has always been the best source for the most current, cutting-edge information on snow science, survival skills and travel techniques you need to be safe in the mountains. Now, we've taking it a step further with Mountain Skills Online. In addition to the clear, concise Mountain Skills information and illustrations you'll find in every issue of Backcountry, backcountrymagazine.com now hosts professionally produced video demonstrations of select skills, featuring IFMGA mountain guides Martin Volken and Evan Stevens from Outdoor Research. Read it first in Backcountry Magazine, then check it out online at backcountrymagazine.com.
What do you do when the weather closes in; when wind and blowing snow hide your surroundings and disorient your bearings? How do you manage to get back to the trailhead, safely descend a slope, or avoid avalanche terrain when visibility is nil? The ability to navigate through whiteout conditions is a necessary skill for when the world turns into a swirling snow globe. In the November, 2010 issue of Backcountry Magazine, the Mountain Skills feature "Navigating Whiteout Conditions" illustrates ways to travel safely when visibility drops. Now, watch professional IFMGA guide Evan Stevens demonstrate these same techniques at backcountrymagazine.com.
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