Dealing with fear in the mountains is natural no matter how experienced you are. In this episode of How To XV, I talk through my method of dealing with fear. I break down how I use fear to help me to make the right decisions in the mountains and the steps I use to overcome it.
In this sponsored edition of How To XV, I show you how I use 3D Digital mapping in the mountains, to help me discover new lines, double check my position, change my itinerary and a whole lot more.
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There are so many tricks that I have picked up over the years to make my days in the mountains better.
In this episode of How To Xv, I share some of my favourites/most useful tips, from securing backpacks to emergency tape stashes, small things that can make a big difference.
Let me know some of your favourites, always good to learn a new one.
Learning to use a transceiver is key for being safe in the mountains, I ride with my avalanche gear every day; transceiver, shovel and probe, I nearly always use an ABS back pack and have an additional emergency device from Resero.
In this episode I want to highlight the basics of using a transceiver so that you can get comfortable with yours, so if the worst happens you are ready.
There is so much more to backcountry safety, and I will cover more topics, like What to do in the event of an avalanche in future episodes, but being comfortable with your transceiver is vital. So practice and stay safe.
My favourite thing about touring is the freedom to get away from everyone, find beautiful untouched places, fresh powder or sometimes here in Switzerland it is the best way to get to a cheese fondue in a mountain hut.
In this episode of How To I explain some of the key points I use when planning a tour and the factors I take into consideration, I hope it will encourage you to get out and start exploring the great outdoors too. Enjoy and feel free to ask me any questions in the comments.
Managing avalanche danger into a line is key for staying safe in the mountains. I want to show you how I snowboard thinking it will slide/avalanche every time I drop in, regardless of the conditions so that if anything goes wrong I will have the habits ingrained that will help me and the people I ride with to stay safe.
How to Ride with Ice Axes with Xavier De Le Rue A few tips on how to ride with an ice axe, how to use it and in what scenarios, so that you can make your freeriding safer and therefor more adventurous I believe that ice axes are not just for mountaineers but should be used more by snowboarders and freeriders in general to help them explore the mountain safely and in a broader way.
How to Splitboard with snowboarder Xavier De Le Rue, Split-boarding opens up so many opportunities in the mountains and it is a great way to get beyond the limits of the resort.
How to scope a line with Xavier De Le Rue. How to Scope a Line with Xavier De Le Rue, draws from his years of experience as a big mountain competitor and freerider. Xavier will give you tips and tricks to help you when choosing a line in the big mountains, for skiing or snowboarding, helping you to stay safe and have fun in the mountains.
How to straight-line on a snowboard with Xavier De Le Rue Ever wanted to know how to go straight down the mountain on a snowboard? Or tried the Eagle, Xavier De Le Rue takes you through the steps for learning to straight-line, the things to avoid and those to practice - like the Eagle!
How to drop a cliff with snowboarder Xavier de le Rue So, how to drop a cliff? Here are the tips and tricks that have helped me and will hopefully be useful to you whether you are just learning how to jump off rocks, or going for the big cliffs.
How To XV Snowboarding Trailer with Xavier De Le Rue For the past 22 years I have been lucky enough to go on so many adventures with my snowboard, first as a competitor and then through film projects, I have travelled the world and learnt so many lessons.