Is This Van-Dwelling Yosemite Fiend Climbing’s Next Great Photographer?
Montanan Drew Smith recently landed one of climbing’s most-coveted positions. This is his story. Original story published on rei.com here.
There is a mixed climb in the Marconni Valley in Patagonia named La Piqueta Voladora, or “The Flying Axe,” so-named by first ascensionist Drew Smith, after an unwise 60-meter toss of an…
7 Days of Locura
This story was originally published in Skiing Magazine in 2016. See it online here.
Alex Taran has been ski guiding all over Chile for eight years. She’s a dirtbag who can almost pee her name in the snow, and she’s been chasing winter for 17 seasons straight. And me? Well, at…
ANGEL COLLINSON’S VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT
Originally published on REI’s blog. See it here.
“When I think about last winter, I sort of get the image of a floppy wet noodle,” Angel Collinson tells me over the phone. I’m sitting in my van in Jackson drinking a Modelo and she’s drinking mescal at a bar in Salt…
Elyse Saugstad Profile
Originally published on Tetongravity.com
Elyse Saugstad wouldn’t call herself brave, but all of her friends would. The 37-year-old pro skier from Girdwood, Alaska, has had to be brave in order to build herself up as a freerider back when freeriding was barely even a thing. Elyse is also calculated, focused,…
Orginally published in Skiing Magazine 2016 Adventure Guide.
Like every American skier, I’d been hearing about
Japanuary—a trendy pilgrimage to Japan each winter to ski the deepest snow in
the world—and knew someday, somehow, I would have to go. Then last winter, my
boyfriend’s dad, Mike, offered to take us…
Originally published in Skiing Magazine’s 2017 Adventure Guide
As I tour behind Zahan Billimoria up a peak called 25 Short in Grand Teton National Park, he tells me how he became a mountain guide. It involves a Swiss dude named Christophe, three years of seven-day workweeks, and a really hard…
Sage’s Story: From Dishwasher To Skiing Icon
Originally published on Tetongravity.com on September, 29 2016. See it here.
I knew a thing or two about Sage Cattabriga-Alosa before I interviewed him for this story. He’s 36 years old and ski obsessed. He’s been in 18 TGR films over the last 15 years. he has crazy hair. He has this revered, smooth,…
Faces + Places - Rory Bushfield
Originally published on Tetongravity.com in Collab with Orage. http://rad.tetongravity.com/orage-faces-and-places-rory-squamish/
Rory Bushfield’s first memory in life is getting candy from his ski instructor Edmore on the chairlift at Mt. Norquay Ski Resort outside of Banff, British Columbia. He was two years old and already set up for a lifetime of skiing.
This article is from the October 2016 Mountain Guide Issue of Skiing Magazine (Volume 69/Number 1)
Even though it hasn’t snowed for days, the snow is pristine and there are no tracks in sight—and it’s not because a snowmobile, cat, or heli dropped us off. We walked here. We’re on a…
Taking the Backseat
Originally published on skiingmag.com
When I saw my brothers walk out the doors at the Denver airport I got butterflies. The kind of butterflies reserved for family members you haven’t seen in a long time. I gave them both big hugs and we walked to my Subaru in short-term parking. …