2011 Archives - Page 25 of 25 - Appalachian Mountain Club

2011

Your body strives to keep your brain operating, no matter what the conditions. It will sacrifice toes, feet, and fingers to winter’s bite but continue pumping warm blood to your head until the bitter end. And your neck is the conduit for all that brain-bathing warmth. In cold conditions, retain this precious body heat with…

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Antlers are more than just decorations. The fastest growing bones in the animal world, they serve as weapons, snow shovels, pedigrees for parenthood, air conditioners, and gigantic hearing aids. All males in the deer family, Cervidae, including elk, moose, and caribou, grow antlers. Caribou females are unique in having antlers, though theirs are slightly smaller…

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Leadership. The word conjures visions of dynamic personalities making bold decisions—coaches and world leaders, perhaps. But these dramatic images don’t reveal the complex mix of skills that good leadership demands, nor the subtle touch necessary to adapt to a situation in the moment. For outdoor leaders, that mix requires a firm grasp of technical skills…

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Night skiing is one of winter’s magical gifts. The cold air feels a little crisper, the evening sky a bit clearer, and the forest even more peaceful than usual. Not to mention that the hot post-ski beverage of your choice will undoubtedly taste better. Here are seven ski centers where lantern, headlamp, or the moon’s…

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