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Gear to go further: Backcountry necessities for every day spent beyond the gate

Exploring backcountry terrain isn’t something to be taken lightly. Even professional skiers and tenured mountain guides practice their rescue techniques, like using a beacon, shovel and probe effectively, throughout every season. But before you figure out how to USE the gear—you gotta grab the essentials. In this video, Backcountry Access ambassadors Colter Hinchliffe and Lel Tone will take you through a checklist of must-have items for any day spent out of bounds.

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