DIRECTED BY: Dutch Simpson

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Nick Kalisz

EDITOR: Jordyn Romero

CLIENT: The Inertia

Nick Russell's Guide to Backcountry Basics

We spend a few days in the backcountry with professional snowboarder, Nick Russell.

Russell shares a range of insights on reading avalanche forecasts, layering, gear, route-finding, your pre-departure checklist, skin track etiquette, splitboard transitions, how to build a rescue sled, backcountry philosophy, preparing for emergency activation, and more critical information for safely enjoying the mountains in his backcountry basics course.