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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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Aspen Avalanche Could be a ‘300-year event’
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Aspen Avalanche Could be a ‘300-year event’

Aspen Avalanche Could be a ‘300-year event’

The mile-wide avalanche that happened in Aspen Highlands on March 9th certainly felt out of the norm. It was a nightmare that released naturally, charging over 3000 feet and destroying trees like toothpicks as it piled into the Conundrum Creek Valley. RELATED: Colorado’s Red Mountain Pass to Close Indefinitely Because of Avalanches Turns out local experts speculate it to be a 300-year event. According to the Vail Daily, Art Mears, an engineer from Gunnison, has been taking a closer look into

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Video: Skier Nearly Smokes Jerry at Mach 4
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Video: Skier Nearly Smokes Jerry at Mach 4

Video: Skier Nearly Smokes Jerry at Mach 4

We'll start with a quick refresh on skiing etiquette: Downhill skiers have the right of way. Yes, it's super annoying when you're arcing some turns down a groomer and all of a sudden rental-boots-over-jeans-guy makes an erratic 90+ degree swerve into your fall line. However, it's still your responsibility to avoid crashing into him. Related: Man Survives for Weeks on Saltine Sandwiches Why didn't the cameraman spot his buddy's landing? Nuking into a seemingly-blind air on a busy groomer is

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Throwback: The Longest Ski Jump in History
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Throwback: The Longest Ski Jump in History

Throwback: The Longest Ski Jump in History

In terms of humans flying through the air at high velocity with little to nothing in the way of safety equipment, ski jumping is unparalleled. Soaring above massive hills at highway speed, these fearless athletes make mere 100-foot gaps like Chad's seem almost mundane. Yes, they aren't flipping or spinning, but they also don't have the benefit of a soft landing.  Related: Ski BASE Has Returned to Jackson's Cody Peak Technically, a jump done on a hill on this size is classified as "ski