In light of the many avalanches this season across North America, it is important to take a step back and re-think your situation before stepping out into the backcountry.
Please take a few minutes and read the insightful interview from Sportgevity with Edwin LaMair. On December 23, 2013 Edwin was caught in an avalanche in the East Vail Chutes…Read the interview here.
About Sportgevity (sportgevity.com):
“Athletic careers do not have to end after 10-20 years, but can span 70, 80, or 90 years in some cases. There is something to be said for having the opportunity to experience one’s sport from the varied perspectives that each decade of life offers. We believe that is what it is all about!
We are committed to using all avenues possible to help create a cultural shift towards longevity in sports. We are supported by a diverse list of living legends from mountaineer Fred Beckey, to lacrosse player Tom Ryan, to big wave surfer Dave Kalama, to olympic gold medalist skier Jonny Moseley. We enlist the help of research scientists to gather data and answer questions that will help guide us as we forge ahead in the coming decades. We engage grass roots discussions to help us diversify our thinking and approaches. We use all forms of media to project our message to a worldwide audience. Finally, we certify and partner with companies who we trust share our vision.”
Also, be sure to check out the B.A.S.I.C.S. Avalanche Awareness video which can help provide you with the means to have a safer experience in the backcountry by outlining the inherent risks and sharing the tools and education available for winter sports enthusiasts.