REWILD THE SNOWIES - PLANTING 6,000 TREES IN THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS
  We love tree skiing.  We've done it through Western Redcedars and Whistler Spruce in Canada, Quaking Aspens in the US and snow laden White Birch in Japan, but if you ask us, you haven't tree skied until you've been coat hangered by an unseen Eucalypt branch here in Australia. It's surely on everyone's bucket list.    So it's about time we gave back to the alpine regions and the snow gums that...
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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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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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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 SKIER ISAAC FREELAND IS 2020 FREERIDE WORLD TOUR MEN’S CHAMPION!
  Freeride World Tour rookie and Le Bent athlete Isaac Freeland took the tour by storm this season with consistent runs, strong line selection and a bag of tricks that saw him end up on top of the men’s ski field with one final event remaining in Verbier, Switzerland. While a decision was made to conclude the tour early and the Bec des Rosse face would not be skied on account of Covid-19 and bu...
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Ultra Trail Cape Town 2019 - Race Report By Ambassador Vlad Shatrov
  By Vlad Shatrov And there it was, my 2019 of racing rounded out with finishing the Ultra Trail Capetown 100km Trail Run (UTCT). South Africa, whilst it can be a difficult place to visit, has many upsides. Driving from the Airport towards the city the crowded mini vans of dancing workers, the shanty townships built from corrugated iron and at the same time a resilience, beauty with many of the...
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SAFE AS Avalanche Clinics Championed by One of Le Bent’s Best – Elyse Saugstad
Avalanche safety championed by one of our best
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