People often ask me for reviews and opinions. So occasionally I will list a few gear items which I think outperform the others. Pieces of gear which do their job well, and make my job more fun.
One of the big benefits of pursuing professional guide qualifications under the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) is that it has opened up new working opportunities.
As the local Hakuba backcountry ski season approaches I like to review past experiences and training. This gets my brain back into professional guide mode.
In early June 2016 we made an attempt to summit Mt Steele in Kluane National Park, Yukon. Due to a large storm and inappropriate avalanche conditions relative to the final 1000m ascent.
We are a backcountry guiding operation, and safety comes first, always. In this blog we describe some of our daily risk management routine. This has been daily habit for several years now.
Take a look at the photos in this blog post. One of these days I will run a guided trip into this section of the Kita Alps. It is, a shadow of doubt, the best ski touring (and guiding) terrain in all of Japan.
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