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  • 5 February 2015: Mountain Accord Needs YOU! - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    I know… the title has the phrase “Mountain Accord” in it, but WAKE UP!  A major milestone has been reached, and if you enjoy the Wasatch Mountains, now is the time to speak up for the future of them.  After a year of negotiations with 21 stakeholders, the current Mountain Accord (MA) process is ready […]
  • 30 January 2015: Spring Trip Offerings – Svalbard, Wrangells & Antarctica - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    Although it barely feels like the winter has even started here in the Wasatch, spring is just around the corner and now is a good time to make plans.  I’ll be returning to the Wrangell-St.Elias range in Alaska for a week of guiding the first week of April, and my friends Doug and Karyn from […]
  • 27 January 2015: Banned of Brothers - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    Historically, those with authority, guns and money tend to get their way, so when the Utah Department of Transportation starts hinting about closing areas in the Wasatch for backcountry skiing, it is probably worth listening to them.  UDOT is responsible for keeping the Little Cottonwood Canyon road open and safe from avalanches, and one of their […]
  • 25 January 2015: 2015 Winter OR Show Review - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    While there was an overwhelming amount of new stuff in store for 2015/16 at the Outdoor Retailer Show, I have to admit to having a weakness for hard goods, especially those made out of exotic steels, sexy plastics and carbon fiber.  I was not disappointed. Odds and Pointy Ends Black Diamond Snaggletooth Crampon Since most crampons are asymmetrical anyways, […]
  • 12 January 2015: State of the Wasatch – Jan 11, 2015 - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    In the comments from my last post I was called out as “an elitist blowhard,” so I’ll try to live up to that reputation by now kvetching about the Wasatch snowpack.  It is okay… but we really need more snow, especially as this is going on the fourth sub par year in a row.  We’ve been robbed. Even […]

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