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Embracing the Unpredictable on NZ’s Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki is one of the more dangerous mountains to climb in New Zealand. Its terrain is not exceptionally challenging, but when inclement weather rolls in, it becomes a mountain you don’t want to mess with. Unfortunately for skiers Janina Kuzma, Anna Segal and Evelina Nilsson who set out to summit and ski down Taranaki, the conditions were not in their favor. What started as a bluebird powder day quickly morphed into a socked-in blizzard and they were unable to summit. This not only put Taranaki on hold, but also their bigger goal of summiting and skiing all four skiable volcanic peaks on the North Island.

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When it comes to big expeditions like these, Mother Nature can quickly derail even the most organized plans. For this rad lady crew, an unsuccessful mission opened the door to many other incredible opportunities—just because they couldn’t stick to their original plan doesn’t mean they walked away from the trip empty-handed. The change allowed for them to explore new nooks and crannies of the island and connect with the locals, which are invaluable experiences that are often lost when all of the focus is funneled into achieving a mission.

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What Does Angel Collinson Look For in a Ski?
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What Does Angel Collinson Look For in a Ski?

What Does Angel Collinson Look For in a Ski?

For a diverse skier like Angel Collinson, isolating the perfect pair of skis is no easy task. While she’s most at home on big mountain terrain, Collinson’s winters are filled with more than just spicy Alaskan spines. The bulk of her time is actually spent at ski resorts tearing through groomers and exploring off-piste. It’s one of her main ways of getting prepared for the next heli-skiing adventure. RELATED: The Far Out Ones - Angel Collinson  Such diversity in terrain requires an equally

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Video: Meet the Patrol Dogs of Jackson Hole
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Video: Meet the Patrol Dogs of Jackson Hole

Video: Meet the Patrol Dogs of Jackson Hole

While deep snow and steep pitches are some of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s most valued attributes, they can also cause major problems, like avalanches. Normally, JHMR ski patrol’s extensive experience and a healthy dose of dynamite mitigates any danger. Once in a blue moon, however, there is an in-bounds slide. When that happens, rapidly locating and excavating buried victims is the key to a positive outcome. In those critical moments when an extra few minutes of searching and digging can

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Video: Jimmy Chin and Kit DesLauriers Go Skiing in Greenland
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Video: Jimmy Chin and Kit DesLauriers Go Skiing in Greenland

Video: Jimmy Chin and Kit DesLauriers Go Skiing in Greenland

In the new Roam Original “AVANI NUNA,” Jimmy Chin and Kit DesLauriers explore Greenland’s ski mountaineering potential. From whales breaching to couloirs leading straight into the frigid North Atlantic, this visual splendor highlights the area’s unique character and natural beauty. As usual, Jimmy provides some philosophical musings in addition to his rad skiing. Taking advantage of lightweight drone technology, Jimmy and Kit manage to capture overhead shots that wouldn’t be possible