Hey guys, I have been doing a lot of research on this subject and have come to a conclusion. My back-country climbing and skiing partners and I have been split up in the past up to 5 km over rugged terrain and our $100 radios don't cut it. I am looking for 5watt GMRS or VHF radios for the back country that will work over a little more rugged distance not just LOS (line of sight). I am leaning towards the Icom vhf two way (my conclusion). Any one got any comments or know if the states sells higher powered ones? It's hard to find the wattage on the american sites. As usual all input is appreciated.