Last December I dropped a Canon Powershot A620 camera in the snow on a favorite backcountry ski run. We searched but it stayed lost. Today I found the little Canon, sitting on the snow it had melted out of at about 10,000 feet on the side of a Colorado mountain.
Six months later, it works flawlessly.
Yep, we test gear here at WildSnow.com. On purpose or by mistake — it gets done! As for the A620, indeed, highly recommended. Problem is, now we have two. Oh well, there’s always Ebay…
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.