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  • Rain gear for hiking

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    Keeping yourself well prepared for all of the different types of weather which could become present while you are on your hiking trip is a very important thing for you to do. One important thing that you should always keep in mind if you plan on accomplishing this feat is that the weather will probably fluctuate quite a bit during your trip. Sometimes, even if you started your trip off in sunny ci...

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  • Taking babies on skiing vacations

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Skiing vacations are arguably some of the most enjoyable types of vacations that you can go on. Many people have gone out on skiing vacations and been thoroughly impressed by how much fun they actually end up having. Despite how much fun it is to spend time out on the slopes, many people choose not to go on skiing vacations due to the fact that they have small children with them. Contrary to the b...

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  • Tips for skiing with toddlers (4 – 6 years)

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, March 23, 2012

    This is the age to start a child on skis, as they will have the strength to ski and boundless enthusiasm. Quite a few different skiing resorts offer specialist family ski operators which have teams of nannies on call to look after young children, take them to ski school, build snowmen and generally keep them fed, well looked after and entertained. The family market has expanded greatly in recent y...

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  • Skiing in slush

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Skiing in certain snow conditions can sometimes be a little bit tricky to do. Depending on the way that you ski and what types of techniques that you use, skiing in difficult types of snow such as so-called ¨slush¨ snow could become easier or virtually impossible for you to accomplish effectively. Small group heliskiing Terrain effects and carving turnsWhenever you are on hills that are not too st...

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  • Skiing in softer snow

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    If you try to twist and skid your skis on soft snow it's (a) going to be hard work and (b) going to be very easy to 'catch an edge' and fall over. On gentle slopes which have turned slushy many riders like to carve all of their turns with bigger angles and the skis just slice through the soft snow and bumps. On steeper slopes where carving would end up with too much speed, they will use more press...

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  • Useful downhill XC skiing techniques: Snowplow Wedge

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    This is the primary decent control technique. It is very good for slowing a decent but it is NOT great for stopping on a dime--no beginner-intermediate technique is! Note that the full wedge will only work on a flat surface so this means stepping out of the track and using a skating lane or packed snow area. If you are "trapped" on a narrow classic track, you need to use the half wedge instead (bu...

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  • Svindal obtains the Super-G title

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, March 19, 2012

    Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won his third super-G World Cup title at Schladming while overall leader Beat Feuz crashed out at the Austrian course. 2012 Aksel Lund Svindal holds super-G World Cup trophy at Schladming - 0 World Cup overall leader Beat Feuz lost his balance and crashed halfway down the Planai piste, failing to score points in one of his best events.heli ski canada Svindal finished...

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  • A few reasons to go out mountaineering

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, March 16, 2012

    Most casual hikers do not fully understand what true mountaineering really is. The definition of “Mountaineering” has gradually become more and more complex over time; however, the base of its meaning has not really been altered much over time. Mountaineering is mostly two things; a type of sport and a type of recreational activity in which people attempt to overcome the many difficulties and chal...

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  • History of Alpinism

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Alpinism (or “Mountaineering”)has a pretty long and interesting history and actually goes all the way back to the times when no one in the world even had the technology needed to simply write about it. Because of the overall lack of information regarding actual alpinism in the world of the past, most modern day alpinists simply have to surmise what the world’s earliest mountaineers actually did to...

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  • Clothing for Alpinism

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    When it comes to going out on mountaineering trips (much like any other form of hiking), the most important key factor for insuring a high overall enjoyment level throughout your trip is to have good equipment that is properly suitable for your trip and the environment that you will be moving through. Your gear choices should be closely linked to the type of mountain that you will be hiking throug...

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