Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership

On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership

The Khumbu Icefall taught me one of the most critical lessons about mountaineering, business, leadership, and life – fear is fine, but complacency will kill you.” Warning!  This is a completely biased review of Alison Levine’s new book, “On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership.”  I’m a big fan, maybe even groupie…well, maybe I should dial that back a bit... [Read more]


Video: Canadian Avalanche Cat Rescue Association

Video: Canadian Avalanche Cat Rescue Association

Members of the Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Patrol talk about their pioneering Avalanche Cat program.  Read More →


K2: Siren of the Himalayas – 4.75 out of 5 pitons!

K2: Siren of the Himalayas – 4.75 out of 5 pitons!

directed and produced by Dave Ohlson starring Fabrizio Zangrilli, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Jake Meyer, Chris Szymiec K2: Siren of the Himalayas (Official 2013 Trailer) from Ursus Films on Vimeo. I recently stumbled across a Twitter mention about a new documentary coming out called K2: Siren of the Himalayas and thought to myself, “Yes!!!!  More climbing porn!”  As is the case with many climbers,... [Read more]


Relief in Sight? There’s Finally Snow in the Forecast.

Relief in Sight? There’s Finally Snow in the Forecast.

Could it be? Might we actually have a ski season to look forward to? Several sources are reporting likely snow rolling into the Tahoe area on Thursday this week. Please, let that be true. Via TahoeLoco: This is starting to look real, folks. The pattern is going to change this week, and the forecast calls for rain and snow in Tahoe by around Thursday. The area of high pressure that has dominated our... [Read more]


Bermuda Triangle of Yosemite – Tenaya Canyon Descent

Bermuda Triangle of Yosemite – Tenaya Canyon Descent

WARNING This is not a trail. Travel beyond this point is dangerous without climbing equipment. Return to Tioga Road. We were a motley crew of gals that met the night before. None of us had previously attempted the Tenaya Canyon descent, but the weather was perfect and the water levels were unusually low for mid-July.  I run a women’s adventure travel company called Call of the Wild Adventures, and... [Read more]


Into the Mind – 3.5 out of 5 pitons

Into the Mind – 3.5 out of 5 pitons

directed by Eric Crosland & Dave Mossop starring 29 world-class skiers and climbers Into the Mind, the new film produced by Sherpa Cinemas in association with Camp4Collective, has been stuck in my mind ever since the screening here in Bend, OR. I can’t ski to save my life (yes, it’s true, and my ski mountaineer friends delight in teasing me for walking down mountains), but I can still... [Read more]


Sierra Nevada Skiing Suffering for 3rd Season in a Row

Sierra Nevada Skiing Suffering for 3rd Season in a Row

The Sierra Nevada mountain range including Tahoe ski resorts are in the grips of an unprecedented drought. That means very bad things for the state’s agricultural interests. It also means VERY bad things for tourism-based business in the Tahoe area. And selfishly it means even worse things for us snow fanatics. This is the 3rd season in a row with dismal snowfall. It’s all the more painful... [Read more]


The Elusive Ten Essentials

The Elusive Ten Essentials

Ask any outdoorsy type what the “ten essentials” are and they’ll start counting on their fingers, struggling to name them all, and debating finer points like, “Should map and compass be one, or two, of the ten essentials???”. In reality, a hard and fast set of ten essentials doesn’t exist, but the concept refers to key items to have in your pack to have a safe and... [Read more]


See the Tahoe Premier of Powderwhore Productions Film “Elevation”

See the Tahoe Premier of Powderwhore Productions Film “Elevation”

Powderwhore Productions Elevation: A Backcountry Film is coming to Tahoe on Monday, Oct 14th at Alpenglow Sports. The trailer looks amazing and I love the unabashed backcountry-specific nature of the film. Come out and see it if you can! See below for the trailer and official press release. Trailer: ALPENGLOW SPORTS HOSTS TAHOE PREMIER OF POWDERWHORE PRODUCTIONS FILM “ELEVATION: A BACKCOUNTRY FILM.” With... [Read more]


Video: I Hate California Camping

Video: I Hate California Camping

So this is camping. It wouldn’t be so bad if we were inside. I Hate California: Camping – watch more funny videos  Read More →