TOMBSTONE MOUNTAINS, YUKON
In the northern Yukon lie singularly untouched, soaring spires of ragged rock and ice—the Tombstone Mountains. For BCM editors Drew Pogge and Simon Peterson, finding new lines in this pristine, sub-Arctic landscape was the easy part. Surviving its extreme cold and bottomless facets was another matter.
Every photograph tells a story: a deep day, a perfect scene, a captured moment in time. But every photograph has story, too—the story behind the shot. Find both in the 2012 Photo Annual, where you'll see the year's most captivating backcountry imagery.
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2012 APPAREL GUIDE
In a perfect world, outdoor apparel would never soak through, breathe like a grass skirt, be the weight of a balloon, and pack down to the size of an egg. Well, outerwear isn't there yet, but with effective innovations from the world's top manufacturers, we're getting closer. See this year's groundbreaking products and the Editors' Choice-winning ensembles.
THE RUN DOWN
This will be the best winter ever.
What's the most underrated backcountry skiing/riding skill?
The Big Picture, Eh?
Behind the camera with Canadian splitboard photographer Ryan Creary.
Yeti or Not, Here We Come
Scientists find "irrefutable evidence" of Yeti in Siberia.
Cost of Comfort
Apparel prices have skyrocketed. Find out why.
Mountain Skills: Life and Limb
Basic first aid you need to know.
Tech Tip: Money Laundering
Save your gear and your money.
Mountain Accounts: Bear River Rochambeau
The winning turns—or not.
Canadian Coolie Hunt
Stalking couloirs on Icefields Parkway.
Biff America: Bad Company
When Biff crashes a frat party, things get ugly.