Glen Plake has joined the AT revolution. No, he's not new to ski mountaineering. Nor is he a rookie when it comes to equipment endorsement and design. But 20 years after breaking onto the big screen ski scene in Blizzard Of Ahhhhs, Plake can now call himself a denizen of 'da feet.
Crested Butte, CO – Crested Butte Mountain Resort announces a new rando race series this winter. With the popularity and demand from regional and local participants from the COSMIC series, Crested Butte Mountain Resort created a series of its own to satiate the hunger for randonnee racing in the Gunnison Valley.
Jeffersonville, Vermont - Height of Land Publications (HOL), owners of Backcountry and Telemark Skier Magazines, closed on a deal today that lays the groundwork for the resurrection of Alpinist Magazine.
Black Diamond Equipment and Telemark Skier Magazine present our third annual Targhee Telemark Festival. With a strong legacy of a one day event stretching back 27 years, our expanded multi-day festival has pumped up the vibe volume - don't miss out!
The first day of our summit push on Kangchenjunga gave a big surprise. The weather was nice, the snow was solid to climb on and we were moving easily up to "The Hump" at 6200 meters where the site for our first camp was. Only one problem, there was no tent where we left it a week ago.
Back in base camp again after a second acclimatization climb on Kangchenjunga. This time it took us only eight hours, instead of four days, to climb the 1000 vertical meters up to Camp 1 at 6250 meters. Being better acclimatized and having a trail to follow makes a big difference.
Climbing an 8000-meter peak is a time consuming project. Not only can it be a long and demanding approach to the foot of the mountain but you also need to spend weeks to get used to the altitude (acclimatize) to be able to climb the mountain. In total Jorgen and I are spending two month to be able to climb and ski on Kangchenjunga.
September 29, 2008 - North Vancouver, BC, Canada: G3 is pleased to announce the launch of G3houseblend.com, our new, feature-rich blog designed to celebrate and share the culture in which innovation and dreams at G3 are born.