April 14, 2014

I don’t really like the ad at the beginning, but this is an amazing video. The soundtrack is perfect.

March 17, 2014
Going Up

I didn’t know that The Clymb was doing these kind of things, but I appreciate it. After all, the grey lady can’t be the only one doing snowfall pieces. 

I was just chatting with a newer ski partner about how I often end up doing hellish math problems and the like on the skin track. That wasn’t the case yesterday, however, as the skin track was hellish enough on its own that it was all we could do to get up, and I’m still picking twigs out of my underpants.  There might be a treatise on the skin track here later, so keep yer eyes on this space!

Also, why are most of the pictures here about the down and not the up?

10:11am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z2F4Yy1AO_4ax
(View comments
Filed under: skiing 
March 13, 2014
SLC Samurai: How Rando Racing Boots Have Shaped Mainstream Alpine Touring Boots

Jared Inouye, skimo racer and general BAMF(take this trip, for example), tells it like it is surrounding the ski boots of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. You’re probably not into this kind of thing, but I sure am!

February 19, 2014

Hiking in JXN. I’m getting pretty stoked about the way things are shaping up for this spring.

7:00am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z2F4Yy17tspQg
(View comments
Filed under: skiing drones 
February 12, 2014
Wither goest tele?

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. 

December 11, 2013

AVALANCHEGOATS! These goats are amazing.

November 7, 2013

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.

October 2, 2013

Too bad the federal government is shut down. I hope I get a chance to use my national parks pass this winter.

September 17, 2013

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?

12:29pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z2F4YyvIY31F
(View comments
Filed under: skiing alaska 
August 28, 2013

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.

P.S. I also really like Sweetgrass and Sherpas Cinema.  You’ll see more from them in this space in the future.  TGR is a little too much of a brodown for me.