Videos uploaded by user “Andrew McLean”
Stick'em Up - How to touch up your climbing skins with BD Gold Label glue
Nothing will ruin a good day of ski touring faster than blown out skin glue. ARRRRRG! But, it is easy to fix with a quick coat of BD Gold Label glue, which will last a long time and stick like a mofo.
Views: 18102 Andrew McLean
Narrated Couloir Skiing
Here are a few of the things I think about when skiing a steep couloir. This video was shot on a line known as the Tomahawk Couloir in SE Alaska and was roughly 4-45 degrees in steepness and 1,800' tall.
Views: 3482 Andrew McLean
Backcountry Skiing - Change Over from Climb to Ski
A quick video (1:35 minutes) on changing over from skinning to getting ready to go skiing.
Views: 87636 Andrew McLean
Skiing Solidarity Peak in the Wrangell-St.Elias Mountains, Alaska
A short video of a great run near the Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska
Views: 7653 Andrew McLean
Contour kids adapter
The Contour Ski Touring Adapter for kids, which along with a set of skins, allows kids to climb uphill on skis for backcountry skiing. Available through Camp USA.
Views: 2916 Andrew McLean
Self Belayed Cornice Chop n' Drop
A quick way to give yourself a belay when ski cutting a cornice in the backcountry. Don't try this at home, unless you live on a ridgeline with a lot of cornices.
Views: 3235 Andrew McLean
Dylan Freed Skis the Sliver & Coalpit Headwall - Utah
Dylan Freed Skis the Sliver & Coalpit Headwall - Utah
Views: 4438 Andrew McLean
Bomber Tent Anchors in Sloppy Snow
How to make a bomber tent anchor in less than ideal snow conditions.
Views: 11308 Andrew McLean
Scarpa Rush Review
A quick review of the Scarpa Rush AT boot.
Views: 12662 Andrew McLean
45 Knot Storm
Enduring a 45 knot storm in SE Alaka during a storm bound ski mountaineering trip.
Views: 12281 Andrew McLean
Just the Tip - Extended Column Test (ECT) for Snow Stability Testing
Mark Sedon demonstrates how to do a quick ECT test. Location: Gulmarg, Kashmir
Views: 1842 Andrew McLean
Ripping skins without taking your skis off - Just the Tip
How to rip your climbing skins off of your skis without taking your skis off.
Views: 2038 Andrew McLean
Revelation Mountains, AK
Skiing in the Revelation Mountains of Alaska with Jim Harris, Noah Howell, Courtney Phillips and Andrew McLean.
Views: 1641 Andrew McLean
Backcountry.com Nalgene Bottle Review
A tongue-in-cheek review of the 1 liter Backcountry.com Nalgene bottle.
Views: 5987 Andrew McLean
Mountain Hardwear Thermostatic Jacket Review - Pittak Pass, AK
A goofy review of a not-so-goofy product, the MHW Thermostatic Jacket.
Views: 7420 Andrew McLean
How to Fix Glopping on Touring Skins
How to remedy snow glopping on your ski touring skins while touring.
Views: 4012 Andrew McLean
Skiing the Heyburn Couloir, Sawtooth Mtns, Idaho
Danny Walton, Gabe Rogel, Luke Miller, Mike Hattrup and Andrew McLean hiking up and skiing down the Heyburn Couloir in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.
Views: 10996 Andrew McLean
Fairshare Mug Review
Review of the GSI Fairshare Mug for Backcountry.com
Views: 5814 Andrew McLean
The Drake Shake
Force 12 on the Drake Passage. Party on!
Views: 3881 Andrew McLean
Extended Column Test
Dylan Freed demonstrates the Extended Column Test as a mean of evaluating snow stability.
Views: 33003 Andrew McLean
Skiing the Catcher's Mitt
Backcountry skiing in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.
Views: 374 Andrew McLean
Avalanche Science Project
Loading up and releasing a desktop avalanche for a kindergarten science project. No plastic pigs were harmed in the making of this video.
Views: 20290 Andrew McLean
Skiing the NW Couloir of the Pfiefferhrn - Utah
Dylan Freed skis the NW Couloir of the Pfiefferhorn in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.
Views: 3949 Andrew McLean
Mountain Hardwear Spearhead Mitt Review
An irreverent review of my all-time favorite glove/mitt for backcountry skiing.
Views: 733 Andrew McLean
Sol Mountain Lodge - BC Skiing
Backcountry skiing in Sol Mountain Lodge - BC
Views: 825 Andrew McLean
Climbing into a lenticular cloud on Mt. Crossen, AK
Climbing into a lenticular cloud on Mt. Crossen, Alaska
Views: 1409 Andrew McLean
How to fold an Outback Oven Pot Cozzie
Mark Hobrook shows how to fold up an Outback Oven pot cozzie. This has been one of the greatest mysteries of alpine climbing for the last decade.
Views: 949 Andrew McLean
RGX - Ruth Glacier International Airport
"Here to go where no tourist has gone before." The Ruth Glacier, April 2013
Views: 488 Andrew McLean
HSMF Ski Mountaineering Camp
Scenes from the 2008 Hans Saari Memorial Fund Ski Mountaineering Camp, Jackson, Wyoming. June 9-13
Views: 1182 Andrew McLean
November Pow in the Wasatch
Following Lara down a classic Wasatch backcountry run and meeting Noah Howell at the bottom.
Views: 2122 Andrew McLean
Pfiefferhorn Entrance & Rappel
Rapping into the NW Couloir of the Pfieff.
Views: 2111 Andrew McLean
Crux Moves on the Central Thumb Route - Lone Peak Cirque
Geoff Tabing floats theough the 5.9 crux moves on the Center Thumb - Lone Peak Cirque, Utah.
Views: 1613 Andrew McLean
Santa Comes to the Cariboo CMH Lodge
Santa skips the reindeer and arrives in a special coach at the CMH lodge in the Cariboos
Views: 470 Andrew McLean
Review of the MSR XGK Stove
My all-time favorite stove, although it is a bit loud...
Views: 16442 Andrew McLean
Coalpit Rap
skiing, backcountry skiing, wasatch
Views: 2158 Andrew McLean
Kite Skiing at Strawberry Reservoir, Utah
Kiting on a 12m Ozone Manta II with moderate winds at Strawberry Reservoir, Utah. 3/7/09
Views: 2550 Andrew McLean
Cornice Belay
A quick and easy way to belay yourself up to the edge of a cornice to inspect the other side or perform avalanche assessment.
Views: 212 Andrew McLean
Tyson Bradley discusses the Wasatch Powderbird Guides
Wasatch Powderbird Guide Tyson Bradley discusses how rich, influencial people keep heliskiing alive in the Wasatch Mountains amidst the endless controversy.
Views: 2017 Andrew McLean
MHW Compressor Jacket
Views: 1730 Andrew McLean
Mountain Hardwear Wayback Pack
A video review of the Mountain Hardwear Wayback Pack. This was filmed on a windy ridgeline, so the sound needs to be turned up at points.
Views: 3650 Andrew McLean
Skier Falls into Crevasse - Hangs by one toepiece
Ben Ditto falls into a crevasse in Alaska and is saved by his Dynafit toepiece!
Views: 134692 Andrew McLean
Just the Tip - Speed Buckle
Buckling up your boots, turning them into ski mode and changing your bindings from touring to skiing all done with only bending over once.
Views: 806 Andrew McLean
Backcountry Birthday Run - Feb 24, 2013
With Steve McDonald.
Views: 217 Andrew McLean
Suicide Chute
Suicide Chute (aka Country Lane) on Mt. Superior, Utah.
Views: 2603 Andrew McLean
JTT   Poor Mans Ski Crampon FB
Tyson Bradley shows a quick alternative to the traditional ski crampon.
Views: 694 Andrew McLean
Alaska Range Foothills Fly Over
Flying over the foothills of the Alaska Range between the town of Talkeetna and the Kahiltna Glacier in a Beaver aircraft.
Views: 1941 Andrew McLean
A Windy Day in a Tent on Mt. Foraker, Alaska
Hanging out during some strong winds at 12,000' on the Sultana Ridge of Mt. Foraker.
Views: 3187 Andrew McLean
Lisa Falls Couloir
Dylan Freed skiing the 5,000' Lisa Falls Couloir in LCC, UT.
Views: 3024 Andrew McLean
Chututorial 101
Views: 3989 Andrew McLean