Brooks-Range and AMGA Partner in Providing Tips for Success in the Backcountry

Brooks-Range Mountaineering partners with American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) to provide informational videos for traveling safely in the backcountry just in time for spring adventures. Thanks to blue skies and solid snow coverage, spring is a great time to explore, but it's important to be prepared for cooler temperatures and avalanche hazards. These videos provide step-by-step directions and applicable scenarios for five different Brooks-Range backcountry products to ensure safety and expertise when seeking out those exhilarating days. 

Mike Soucy and Eric Whewell, who are licensed through both AMGA and the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA), give tips and directions for the following scenarios:

How to Use an Emergency Rescue Sled

Soucy explains how to perform an emergency evacuation in the backcountry using the packable Brooks-Range Ultralite Rescue Sled.

How to Set Up an Emergency Shelter

Whewell demonstrates how to measure, dig and weatherproof an emergency shelter in the backcountry using the Brooks-Range Ultralite Guide Tarp.

How to Set Up a Non-Emergency Shelter

Soucy demonstrates how to set up a classic pyramid-style, floorless shelter designed for year-round use in the backcountry using the Brooks-Range Stubai Tent. 

How to Use Necessary Tools for Orienteering in the Backcountry

Whewell explains the tools you need for field tour planning, as well as weather, snow and avalanche observations in the backcountry using the Brooks-Range Backcountry Trekker Pro Toolkit. 

How to Set Up a Planned Bivy

Whewell offers tips for setting up a planned bivy in the backcountry using the Brooks-Range Alpini Bivy Sack.

No matter your adventure, Brooks-Range equipment is designed to maximize your safety and enjoyment in the backcountry.

About Brooks-Range:

Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment Co. offers an innovative, top-quality selection of backcountry and outdoor equipment, gear, apparel and tools for professional guides, recreational travelers and users alike for a safe and enjoyable mountain experience. Brooks-Range equipment is tested and trusted by their team of ambassadors comprised of the world’s top mountaineering, avalanche and outdoor experts. Designed with utility, comfort and safety in mind, Brooks-Range also promotes education and safety in the wilderness by supporting a variety of organizations. Mainly produced in the USA, Brooks-Range can be found at outdoor retail shops nationwide and online at