13 episodes

From legendary athletes to iconic product designers, activists to guides, our world is filled with new views, wisdom, determination and crustiness. This is the Backcountry Podcast.

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    • 4.3, 21 Ratings

From legendary athletes to iconic product designers, activists to guides, our world is filled with new views, wisdom, determination and crustiness. This is the Backcountry Podcast.

    Plan B - Live: The Maker’s Lament

    Plan B - Live: The Maker’s Lament

    With supply chains throughout the world interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis, no industry has been left unaffected. And though we’re nearing skiing and riding’s offseason, even next season’s gear may be on the line. To get a perspective from across the globe and at home, with brands large and small, Adam Howard and Lucy Higgins speak with Thor Verdonk, global brand director of Lange, Dan Abrams, cofounder of Flylow Gear, and Jason Levinthal, the founder of Line Skis who now runs J Skis and 4FRNT.

    • 47 min
    Plan B - Live: Out There and Back

    Plan B - Live: Out There and Back

    We go out there and back, connecting with Leavenworth, Wash.-based splitboarder Ryan Irvin, who has widely shared the story of his personal battle with coronavirus; photographer and writer Mary McIntyre, who was on a skiing and sailing expedition to Greenland when her ship was turned around by travel restrictions while halfway across the North Sea; and Chamonix-based guides Miles and Liz Smart, who’ve been on lockdown in France through the heart of their guiding season since the middle of March.

    • 47 min
    Plan B - Live: Climate and Covid

    Plan B - Live: Climate and Covid

    Today, Backcountry’s Plan B Facebook Live Podcast looks at climate change with Bill McKibben, author, climate activist and founder of 350.org; Sam Killgore, communications manager at Protect Our Winters; and Dr. John Hausdoerffer, director of the Master in Environmental Management Program at Western Colorado University. Along with hosts Adam Howard and Lucy Higgins, they’ll consider what the global pandemic and the resulting economic crisis will teach us about carbon emission reduction.

    • 44 min
    Plan B - Live: The Go/No Go Paradigm

    Plan B - Live: The Go/No Go Paradigm

    After a few weeks of adjusting to the new normal of social distancing and self isolation, host Adam Howard is joined by editor in chief Lucy Higgins to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the backcountry community.

    • 41 min
    Annelise Loevlie: Icelantic Dreams

    Annelise Loevlie: Icelantic Dreams

    OK, we’re bragging here, but the CEO of Icelantic interned at Backcountry Magazine in 2004. That was just after she earned degrees in Spanish and International Business from UVM and just before she started at a brand-new ski company with her high school friends in Colorado. Through Icelantic’s meteoric rise to near fall, Loevlie found her voice and learned how to make the tough calls.

    • 57 min
    Dana Gleason: Pack Man

    Dana Gleason: Pack Man

    Dana Gleason retired a millionaire after selling his company, the legendary pack manufacturer Dana Designs, in the late ’90s. But he was adrift and having too much fun skiing powder to feel purpose. His daughter changed that with a simple request: build me a minimalist hip pack. Soon after Mystery Ranch was born, and it’s been going strong for 20 years. And, Dana’s still crazy!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Asoloasoloasolo ,

Great skiing podcast

Really love it. The host strikes great balance giving the guests time to talk and asks interesting questions. Please keep rolling it out. Update: it only gets better with new episodes. GB

Don the NorthCascades Wanderer ,

Great interview

I’m just a normal backcountry skier in N.W. Washington, I love to get out bi-weekly, been doing it since the early 90’s. Love to here Hattrops reasons for his staying involved. Still have the sticker on my gear at work “Rondonnae is French for Can’t tele”. Still have a pair of leather Merrill Ultras in the gear room. Keep up the great Podcasts

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