Hooray for Ouray

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It’s that time of year again when the climbing shoes and chalk bag find their place in the gear closet while the crampons and ice tools screech with the sound of a file sharpening their steel points. Yes, winter is finally here and in full glory with plenty of snow and cold temperatures, turning the most glorious of waterfalls into true sculptures … [Read more...]

Trail Winching Techniques: Recovery For More Drastic Traction Failure Situations

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Getting stuck is part of Jeeping. Not that you are trying to get stuck (although I know some people sure look like they are); sometimes it simply happens. Occasionally, your Jeeping takes you to places where safety requires an extra measure of security. … [Read more...]

Overlanding the French Alps

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The border area between northern Italy and France was hard-fought from the 18th century until World War II – in this time a lot of fortifications were built on and into the mountains to control the valleys. While there are still a lot of unpaved roads left over and unmaintained, this area has seen a growing number of ski resorts and has … [Read more...]