What does it take to be a MTNmeister? Derek lives, works, and vacations in mountains around the world. He logs 200 plus ski days each year by chasing the endless winter. During the Northern Hemisphere winter, Derek is based in Big Sky, Montana. In the northern hemispheres summer, Derek is the lead guide at South America’s premier backcountry snow cat operation, Ski Arpa. PC: Aaron Diamond
I think too many people get trapped and they aren’t able to escape. Skiing is my escape.
Mystery Ranch has integrated AVI Vest airbag system technology into the Blackjack and thrown their hand into the airbag backpack market with the first removable airbag pack that we know of. Currently several European companies manufacture these packs along with BCA (Back Country Access) and their Float 30 pack they unveiled at the 2009 OR.