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Backpacking With Outward Bound

Students on an Outward Bound Wilderness course travel slowly through the Sierra Nevada range.

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OSI News    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/9/15

Alex Kosseff



OSI Leadership Restructuring

OSI Announces Major Leadership Restructuring. Alex Kosseff, Founder and President of OSI, has accepted the role of Executive Director of the AMGA. His leadership continues as President of OSI, while John Fair steps up as Director and Jenny LePage takes on the role of Operations Director. 

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By

Eric Bonin

on 6/17/15

Wheelchair in Sun



(Dis)Ability Awareness

Ever wonder how to interact/work with people with disabilities? Eric Bonin, Program Manager at Splore, shares four key concepts for doing just that. Called the Four Pillars of Ability Awareness, they are so straightforward they will give you the confidence (and respect) to get out there and play with your (dis)abled fellow human beings with ease.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/28/15

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Recall: GT Fury Bike

Cycling Sports Group recalls GT Fury Mountain Bicycles. The front wheel hub can break and cause disk brake system failure, posing crash and injury hazards. Consumers should stop using the bikes and bring them to an authorized GT dealer for free front wheel replacement.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 3/8/15

Flow Sports Bindings



Recall: Flow Snowboard Bindings

Flow Sports recalls snowboard bindings. A pin can disengage and cause the binding to open, posing a fall hazard. Consumers stop using the bindings and contact Snow Sports for free repair, replacement, or refund.

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Field Safety    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 2/18/15

Denali'sHowl



Book Review: Denali’s Howl

In his book review of Denali's Howl, OSI's founder and director Alex Kosseff critiques this recap of the famed mountaineering expedition in Alaska that took seven lives. Captivativing and insightful, this worthwhile read offers valuable lessons for today's mountaineers and outdoor leaders alike.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 2/16/15

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Recall: SCOTT Bike Helmet

SCOTT Recalls Vanish Evo Bicycle Helmets due to head injury hazard. The helmets do not comply with impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards. No injuries have been reported. Helmets should be returned for a refund.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 2/5/15

Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Book



Scarpa F1 Evo Ski Boot Recall

Scarpa recalls F1 Evo Ski Boots due to potential accidental switch from SKI to WALK mode in their TRONIC mechanism. No injuries have been reported. This is a voluntary recall by Scarpa.

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Field Safety    Tools & Toys    
By

Josh Beckner

on 1/26/15

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Review: Mammut Safety App

Contributor Josh Beckner, Director of the School for International Expedition Training, offers his input on the popular Mammut Safety App used for assessing backcountry snow conditions. In this punchy review, Josh does not hold back in his critique of the app. Beyond strong points of altimeter, compass, and inclinometer, Josh heavily questions its overall safety. He wonders if some of its issues are simply due to language translation; regardless, he reminds us there is no replacement for training, sound judgment, and the standards already in place for avalanche assessment.

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OSI News    
By

OSI Staff

on 10/13/14

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OSI at AORE in Portland, Oregon

Alex Kosseff presents at the annual AORE (Associate of Outdoor Recreation and Education) Conference, held this year in Portland, Oregon, November 12-14 with preconference days November 8-11. Alex will be leading his workshop "10 Steps to Better Risk Management". We hope to see you there!

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