This looks like an interesting stop on North Face’s “Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series”:
Jimmy Chin is one of the most sought-after adventure photographers working today. He’s been a photographer, climber and skier on cutting edge expeditions around the world, from first ascents in the Karakoram to a ski descent from the summit of Everest. For such feats, he was named an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society. Jimmy’s toughest expedition was his ascent of an ice-coated granite fang in the Himalayas called Meru. The quest began in 2008, when he and his partners were defeated by a massive storm that held them captive on the wall for 19 days with just 8 days’ worth of food. Determined to finish the job, Jimmy and his team returned in 2011, and successfully scaled one of the planet’s most treacherous rock walls. Their adventure is a testament to the art of suffering, and the strength of teamwork.
The Seattle ski swap is coming to town in late October! We might even have some snow by then :).
Tons of closeouts plus merchandise specially purchased for the Swap! Some of the best public merchandise of any of the swaps comes to SkiFever because we are first among the other swaps! Many of the same vendors attend SkiFever and jam the SkiFever swap with product that may be picked over by the time they get to the other swaps. Get first crack at all the great deals!
This is the ski film of the season that I can’t wait for!
Teton Village, Wyoming – Award winning producers Teton Gravity Research are pleased to announce the production of Further, the second installment in the Jeremy Jones trilogy, Deeper, Further, Higher presented by O’Neill. Further will explore some of the world’s most remote terrain while continuing Jones’ mission to camp deep in the backcountry and on the summits of unridden lines to access nearly vertical spines and wide open powder fields.
Teton Gravity Research’s Deeper rocked the snowboarding world in September 2010 as Jeremy Jones pushed himself and his crew to summit world-class lines in remote backcountry zones. Experimenting to see if this backcountry camping approach would work for the level of riding Jones was after the TGR Deeper crew executed amazing first descents around the world. Through research, patience and hard work, the crew was able to live in caves and on glaciers to ride untouched lines without another human in sight.
Save on gear and lift tickets! If you’re willing to drive :).
When: September 1-3, 2012
Where: Crystal Mountain Resort Base Area
50-60% off 2011/12 demo equipment
10-15% off new 2012/13 equipment
50- 60% off select winter outerwear
Save $55 on 5 days of skiing/riding this season. Purchase a 5-day GO Card at the ticket window or Guest Services at the lowest price this weekend only.
Local splitboarding star Kyle Miller is going to be at Second Ascent giving a slideshow highlighting a 20,000 foot volcano descent, completion of all 9000′ descents in Washington state, splitboard tours of the Pickett Range & Paradise to Crystal traverses and much more.