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What’s In Ian McIntosh’s First Aid Kit?

A first aid kit is a must for anyone traveling in the backcountry, and while you might need a far smaller and more compact kit than you think you might – you can improvise larger items like splints and braces – there are some critical first aid items that everyone should carry.

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Here, Ian McIntosh shows what he carries in the basic first aid kit he has every day he's out in the mountains, whether he's skiing, mountain biking, or just deep in the woods. 

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Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent
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Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent

Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent

Exactly two years ago, on July 22, 2018, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel made history by becoming the first person to ski off the summit of K2. We’ve seen photos and short video clips from the adventure, but we’ve had to wait until today to finally see the full film and story of the first descent. It took Bargiel over 60 hours of solo climbing to reach the summit (sans supplemental oxygen) before he clicked into his skis and linked turns the whole way down. The feat put him on the map

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This Italian Crew Scored On A Winter Mission to Lofoten
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This Italian Crew Scored On A Winter Mission to Lofoten

This Italian Crew Scored On A Winter Mission to Lofoten

Remember back in February, when the world was still “normal” and international leisure travel was still a thing? Well, knowing that might still be a long way off for most of the world, here’s a look back at a trip to Norway’s Lofoten Islands by a crew of Italian freeriders. In case you’re unfamiliar, Lofoten is home to some of the most unique ski and snowboard lines in the world, with countless powder-filled couloirs stretching all the way to the ocean just begging to ridden. RELATED:

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VIDEO: Hotlaps at Mt. Hood with Skiing’s Finest
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VIDEO: Hotlaps at Mt. Hood with Skiing’s Finest

VIDEO: Hotlaps at Mt. Hood with Skiing’s Finest

After a few months of severely limited skiing opportunities, it's no surprise that professional American freeskiers descended en masse on Mt. Hood's newly-reopened terrain park during July. The star-studded list of attendees included (but was not limited to) Torin Yater-Wallace, Quinn Wolferman, Tom Wallisch, Colby Stevenson, Birk Irving, Trevor Kennison, Cody Wilder Ray, and Cody LaPlante. RELATED: Rail God Dan Hanka Shreds Zermatt Holding a GoPro and skiing very, very close behind them was