Once a month, we will be keeping you posted on SCARPA athletes goings-on, whether they’re breaking new records, winning wild races, or are just out there having fun.
May 30 – Scott Simmons completed the fastest ascent of Mount Hood in 1:26:28. Keep up with Scott on his blog.
June 6 – Alex Puccio came in 10th place in Vail, Colorado’s IFSC Climbing World Cup. Stay up to date with Alex on her Facebook.
June 9 – Scott Bennett set the speed record on the Naked Edge in Boulder, Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon in 00:29:53. His friend, Bill Wright, wrote a trip report.
The majority of us sit at a desk most of the week, crunching numbers, shooting off emails, surfing the internet or worse, stalking old friends on Facebook. SCARPA athlete, writer, and most notably professional ice and sport climber, Will Gadd doesn’t succumb to the seated position. Instead, he moves. Constantly.
In this memorable video, Will speaks about the importance of movement – what it does for your body, your mind, and overall well-being. He understands many of us have pressures that don’t always allow us to get outside or move the way he does. But Will says it’s not the type of movement that matters, what matters is that you MOVE. Continue reading...
With winter right around the corner, I imagine most people are preparing as they always do, with dry land training, sets at the gym, dusting off gear, and watching ski movies. For many these are fall rituals. Mine are typically right along those lines, and of course, this goes hand in hand with great anticipation. But what happens when this ritual is disrupted by a potentially lifestyle changing disease? This year my anticipation for winter has a bit different feel than years past. It brings a sense of appreciation and perspective. Continue reading...
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SCARPA athlete Adam Ü seems to have found the perfect balance between work and play. A marine biologist by trade, he spent the summer touring around islands in the South Pacific doing marine mammal surveys. He arrived home to the Pacific Northwest just in time for some late season marine mammal surveys near Juan de Fuca Plate. Now that the weather is changing, he will put on his ski boots and spend the winter touring around the Cascades. Rough life, we know.
Adam Ü + summer = sea time.
Every spring I make a transformation from Adam Ü: professional skier to Adam Ü: marine biologist. This year the transformation was especially abrupt; in mid-April I bid my skis adieu and flew from snowy Mt. Baker to American Samoa to join a research expedition on the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette.
There was plenty to see in the month it took us to sail from American Samoa to Hawaii. Here’s a Red-tailed tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda.
Here is a nice group of Fraser’s dolphins Lagenodelphis hosei.