As splitboarders earn their stripes in the world of professional guiding, a few pioneers are rewriting the ski-centric certification model of the American Mountain Guide Association.
BROOKS RANGE-AMGA “Surfing a Frozen Wave
SURFING THE FROZEN WAVE: The Life of Snowboard Guide Eric Layton
Presented by American Mountain Guides Association & Brooks-Range Mountaineering. https://www.facebook.com/BrooksRangeMountaineering/videos/10155516222541015/
SPLITBOARD.COM Mar 2017
TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING Dec 2016
LEAVE NO TRACE ASIDE FROM TRACKS. Don’t drop wrappers or piss in the skin track. Step a few feet away and go in a tree well or bury yellow snow with white so nobody else has to look at it. Eric Layton of Splitboard Guides International encourages backcountry users to utilize existing tracks. “This in return creates a beautiful trail through the landscape and keeps safety contained, as opposed to multiple tracks scattered throughout,” Eric says. “If I put in hard work to get to a remote location and those pet peeves show up, stoke is lost!”
BROOKS RANGE MOUNTAINEERING Nov 2016
PRO TIPS: SGI Lead Guide and Owner Eric Layton shares his personal tips for packing like a professional!
It’s ski season, and that means it time to dust off and dial in our backpacks for the backcountry! Make sure you’re prepared for winter ski and splitboard trips with this comprehensive gear guide on how to properly pack for your next tour.
BROOKS RANGE MOUNTAINEERING Aug 2016
BACKCOUNTRY MAGAZINE April 2016
BOARDROOM: FOUR TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE YOUR SPLITBOARD ASCENTS
Learning how to ascend properly and efficiently can be daunting for splitboarders. With two planks that feel better as one, the uphill struggle can sometimes be reminiscent of a drunk giraffe.
To help with this challenge, athlete and contributor MacKenzie Ryan lays out four tips to help splitboarders improve their uphill technique. Read her article here: http://bit.ly/1SbFz0V
[Photo] Mary Gootjes. Very excited for my first collaboration with @backcountrymag #splitboarding @rossignol @zealoptics @koraoutdoor @honeystinger Note: Special thanks to Eric Layton whose splitboarding guide guru knowledge surpasses all.
SPLITBOARD.COM March 2016
BROOKS RANGE MOUNTAINEERING Feb 2016
If you were a hardcore snowboarder in the 90s it’s likely you were charging the park and pipe with distant dreams of taking your passion to the X Games. If you were Eric Layton in the 90s, you would split your own board, head to the backcountry and never look back. It’s no surprise that Eric’s jump-start on splitboarding has lead him to become one of the first American Mountain Guide Association Certified Ski Guides on a splitboard, and a pioneer in the growing splitboard guiding industry. As an ambassador for Brooks-Range, Eric has been tasked with pushing our mountaineering equipment to its limits, deep in the backcountry of British Columbia, ascending Mt. Shasta, Heli Skiing in Alaska, and splitboarding in the far reaches of South America.
BACKCOUNTRY MAGAZINE Jan 2016
This month’s issue of Backcountry Magazine January 2016, feauturing Heli Assisted Splitboard Touring at Kingfisher Heliskiing. Over the past few years we have had a chance to sample some of the amazing terrain they have to offer and we agree its top notch! If you like blower snow, first descents and big couloirs then look no further then Kingfishers touring programs. Seriously, amazing ski lines to be had surrounded by incredible views of the Pinnacles.
BACKCOUNTRY MAGAZINE Dec 2015
TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING Oct 2015
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