The Essentials For a Successful Backcountry Tour
A backcountry tour is nothing without the gear. Ian Holmes tells us how he goes about picking gear for unforgettable tours.

Ian Holmes is an avid snowboard alpinist. That’s an understatement. This guy heads out roughly 200 days a season because he just can’t get enough. But motivation is hard. It’s especially hard to find when you’re wading through fifty meters of near vertical snow. That’s why he brings sour candy and an assortment of other goodies on every backcountry tour. Who knew candy was the key? Well, Ian for starters. The 5 other essentials to make backcountry touring worth it on The Bird. Photo Courtesy of:  Brandon Hartwig

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