1. First Ever Descent of The Tusk in Valdez, Alaska

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    Legendary big mountain skier Dean Cummings is the only human to descend from the summit of the iconic peak called The Tusk in Valdez, Alaska. This first descent required a 400-foot rappel to a 60-degree unsupported slope with a double fall line followed by a tenuous descent down the center spine and a fluted curtain on the lower face.

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    • Dean Cummings' The Steep Life 2015 Teaser

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      Professional big mountain skier, renowned mountain guide, and Alaska helicopter skiing pioneer Dean Cummings, living The Steep Life in Valdez, Alaska, since 1991, shares with the world the protocols to more safely access big mountain terrain, mitigate risks, strive to avoid avalanches, and be better, safer, skiers and riders. Watch for the new Steep Life Film dropping in late January 2015.

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      • Dean Cummings' Big Mountain Camp Snowbird, Utah

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        Dean Cummings' Big Mountain Camps at Snowbird, Utah teach participants how to access wild terrain at ski resorts using big mountain backcountry protocols developed in Alaska. Dean's Steep Life Protocols is all about terrain management to mitigate risk, strive to avoid avalanches, and become better, safer, skiers and riders. Dean is a pioneer of Alaska helicopter ski guiding in Valdez, Alaska who has achieved hundreds of first descents in mountain ranges around the world by implementing Steep Life Protocols.

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        • Backcountry Starts Here - Donny Roth Interview

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          In 2005, Donny Roth was skiing with friends in the Colorado backcountry when he triggered the largest avalanche he has ever witnessed. He was caught and carried down the slope but managed to walk away unhurt physically. This is his story. Stay tuned for Part 2.

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          • North American Public Avalanche Danger Scale Explanation

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            This video uses a picture of terrain to demonstrate how to choose terrain based on the danger rating.

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            • 2.5 Wet Slab Avalanches

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              A brief intro to wet slab avalanches.

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              • 2.8 Cornice

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                A brief intro to cornices.

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                • 2.2 Wet Loose Snow Avalanches

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                  A short intro to wet loose snow avalanches.

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                  • CAIC - Navigate to your local forecast

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                    A short video giving you a quick tour of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center's website.

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                    • NWAC - Navigate to your local forecast

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                      A quick video giving a basic tour of the Northwest Avalanche Center website.

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