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Check Out This Splitboard Expedition To The Freshfields of the Canadian Rockies

The Freshfields are a hushed touring zone in the Canadian Rockies, legendary for their looming peaks and late-season snowpacks. Located north of Golden, B.C. on the border of Banff National Park, the Freshfields are one of the largest glacial systems in Western Canada and sit below a crown jewel selection of jagged 10,000 to 11,000-foot peaks. Last spring, Eddie Bauer splitboarders Scott Newsome, Chris Coulter and Wyatt Caldwell linked up with ACMG guide Trevor Gavura to tick off a serious mountaineering mission in this remote zone.

Heli-dropping in close Crown Land proximity to the zone, the team set up glacial base camp on the Alberta/BC border of the national park, then waited out a massive spring storm in Pantheon Dome with expedition grilling, snow structure building and plenty of shoveling while waiting for the weather to clear.

See what happens next in Part 2 of the Freshfields Expedition

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There's something about pond skims that invites disaster. The combination of sunny weather, alcohol, and howling spectators encourages skimmers to take stupid risks that occasionally end in disaster.  Related: Snow King in Legal Battle Over Pond Skim Accident Though this particular incident ends with minimal injuries, it's not hard to imagine how things could have gone differently. It's no exaggeration to say that one of the in-pond snowboarders was inches from a serious neck injury, or

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