Running In The Age Of Corona - LE BENT Joins The Vipers Run Club
  Very few activities, leisurely or otherwise, have been spared from Covid lockdowns. Social dining, gatherings and team sports have all been a victim of strict social distancing protocols here in Oz and abroad. However, one activity has endured, if not boomed in response to us barely being allowed outside at times, and that is the simple art of running. Perhaps it’s a metaphor and we all just ...
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Main Range Escapades with Jake Sims – The Calm Before The Storm
  Every now and then le ambassador Jake Sims (aka @australian_backcountry) climbs down from his perch atop the Kosciusko Main Range, collects a little cell service and drops us a line to let us know how his latest BC mission went down. As predominantly sea level, office dwelling folk, it’s something we eagerly anticipate. We get to mind shred some lines, share them with you guys and plan our ne...
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Cody Townsend all smiles in the Thredbo backcountry.
  This time last year we were getting ready to welcome Cody Townsend and Elyse Saugstad on the tarmac at Sydney Airport. Since we're a far cry away from that happening this year, we thought we'd look back on what ended up being one of the best weeks of snow Oz has seen in years. Particularly our day riding with the resident groms of Thredbo resort. Why rider's of such esteem as Cody Townsend (2...
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What We'd Do With A $7900 Outdoor Prize Pack - Hit The Road Giveaway
  It’s about that time we’re all shedding the iso chains, hopefully swapping them for snow chains or bike chains. To help in this endeavour to hit the road and reclaim the outdoors, we’ve teamed up with We Are Explorers and a bunch of like-minded brands to bring you the prize pack of the pandemic age. Valued at a whopping $7900, here’s how we’d utilise the gear if we were allowed to win it… (sa...
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AN ODE TO BASELAYERS - NOT A BASIC PIECE OF THE LAYERING PIE
  Picture this: you've scored first chair of the day and there's 45cm of blower pow on the ground. Your chair crests the ridge-line and you feel an icy cold blast of deep Antarctic wind. You tuck your chin a little deeper into your face mask; you know what storm skiing is all about and your layering game is as refined as they come, the product of years of hard earned lessons and cotton filled m...
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Backcountry Tips - How to pack
  Australian backcountry aficionado, and Le Bent ambassador Doug Chatten and the skilled team at  Snowy Mountains Backcountry know a thing or two about snow. They also know a couple of things about weather, gear and how not to kook your way into a full-scale search and rescue operation high on the Australian Main Range. We asked Doug if we could share some of his awareness tips and he was happy...
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From Isolation to Inundation… Half a metre of May Snow at Mt Buller
  In late March, ambassador Teddy Laycock was in the unenviable position of having to self-quarantine at Mt Buller for two weeks after returning from Japan. Teddy tells us, the decision to leave the cool temps and endless spring skiing opportunities of Hokkaido at that time of year was not made lightly.  Teddy also told us that both his and Crystal’s families weren’t too keen to host their qua...
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ONE WORD: PANCAKES
  Ok, time to try something different. We usually find ourselves in conversation with our community about feats in the outdoors or high in the hills, but when pro team member Lucy Bartholomew told us we could give mum something more than just socks for Mother’s Day we jumped at the idea!  Although it comes without question that socks always become the staple gift, don’t you think it’s nice to a...
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LE BENT WELCOMES DARCY KELLER TO THE FAMILY
Darcy’s our first snowboard addition to the Le Bent CA Team, and about as core as they come, so we sat down with Darcy from Donald to pick his brains and see what he has cooking.
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