Hiking in JXN. I’m getting pretty stoked about the way things are shaping up for this spring.
The word from retailers in 2014 is in stark contrast to the claims of 2-million telemark skiers from SIA. Nobody knows how many active telemark skiers remain, but three things are true: Firs…
Dostie (of Couloir* Magazine fame) appeals to Scarpa to make a modern telemark boot. This is timely for me as I’m just finishing up selling off the last of my telemark gear. I made the switch to AT binders because the boots are lighter, tour better, and hike/climb a lot better and the bindings are lighter, tour better, and I trust them more in high-consequence terrain.
*I don’t know if anybody here knows or remembers Couloir, but it was a rad backcountry skiing magazine that I remember my dad getting while growing up.
AVALANCHEGOATS! These goats are amazing.
I think I already posted this, but I came across it again recently, and I’m wicked stoked about ski mountaineering right now so I’m posting it again. Get into it.
Too bad the federal government is shut down. I hope I get a chance to use my national parks pass this winter.
This movie is worth your ten minutes. This is also exactly what I’ve been looking to do for the last few years. Anybody want to go to AK?
You couldn’t avoid it for long. Skiing season is just around the corner. There are so many good ski movies out these days that it’s hard to choose favorites, but I’m going to go with Powderwhore. Their new trailer is out! The movie is called Elevation and looks pretty good. The only pseudo-complaint I have about all these movies is that they don’t always get as rad as they could; if I’m paying to go see a sweet skiing movie then it would be nice to see people doing stuff that’s really inspiring instead of just, you know, a Saturday.
Here’s some video to accompany Dre’s account of skiing the Midi. It’s pretty emo what wwith the black and white and the whimsical acoustic Riders on the Storm. Is it time to ski steeps here?