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How do you climb 800′ and manage the descent in less time than an episode of your favorite TV show? Keep it Light and keep moving Fast.
(From Alpinist.com) Maybe Jerry Seinfeld said it best in one of his stand-up bits when he said that the helmet is designed “to preserve a brain whose judgment is so poor, it does not even try to avoid the cracking of the head it’s in.” As climbers and skiers, we embrace some risks while seeking […]
Climbers know and love the hallowed list of 50 Classic Climbs of North America. The list was published as a book by Steck and Roeper in 1979. But in 40 years we’ve seen changes in weather, climbing access, routes themselves, gear, and climbing skills. Perhaps it’s time to re-write the list. Guides Mark and Janelle […]
Max Taam lives, works, and competes on his skis. He patrols on the resorts of Western Colorado, and races anywhere he can make his way to the starting line. He recently joined CAMP USA as a ski/race athlete, and we caught up to find out what makes Max tick. How did you start competitive […]
Jessie Young is a relative upstart in the ski-racing world, and she has been competing for the last few seasons, beginning near her home in Aspen, CO. Jessie’s a new member of the CAMP athlete team. How did you start competitive skiing and why did you stick with it? Ski Mountaineering Racing doesn’t make for a very […]
John Gaston is a ski racer based in Aspen, CO who has been competing for 5 years, yet is only 29 years old. He is new to theCAMP team, and competes with fellow athletes Max Taam and Jessie Young in races put on by the United States Ski Mountaineering Association. How did you start competitive […]
Backpackers cut the handles off their toothbrushes to save weight. Alpinist just don’t brush. But while we meticulously save grams for multi-day trips, many of us carry far too much gear around on our harnesses for a day at the crag, attempting a hard lead, or an afternoon of multi-pitching. Before leaving the car or […]