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SCARPA Team Newswire

  • 23 October 2014: Slotterhouse AK – Photo Trip Report - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    Rarely, if ever, have I experienced a place that gets me more excited about ski mountaineering than the Slotterhouse in the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve in southeast Alaska. As a disclaimer, I like exploring remote areas with plenty of options, not just a single huge peak or exclusively steep skiing terrain.  This preference evolved […]
  • 22 October 2014: How to Build Wands - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    I know – the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  Both of you. As detailed in my previous post, I’ve built a lot of bad mountaineering wands before arriving at this solution.  I like this design as they stay put in deep snow for weeks on end, withstand wind, are easy to place, easy to […]
  • 21 October 2014: Ski Mountaineering Wand Making – Greatest Fails - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    According to Malcom Gladwell’s theory that a person can only achieve true mastery of an activity by doing it for ten thousand hours, I’m almost a wand building prodigy. This is nothing to be proud of (except if you are my mom) and came about accidentally when I was building wands to mark ski mountaineering […]
  • 16 October 2014: Wands for Ski Mountaineering – Part One - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    Wands are an obscure and trivial part of ski mountaineering, which makes them a perfect topic for  I’ve carried thousands of wands, placed hundreds and actually used them for emergency navigation about five times, which made it all worthwhile.  It’s hard to describe how calming and reassuring finding a wand can be when you […]
  • 10 October 2014: No Barriers Grand Canyon Expedition Reflection - SCARPA Team Newswire copy
    Some of you know I celebrated my birthday in the Grand Canyon during our No Barriers expedition. What an amazing place to have a birthday party. That night, the team [...]

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