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Photo: @lotus_alpine // Yep I’ve got a huge smile on my face right now. I’m able to ease back into climbing since my recent hip surgery. I was pretty scared and upset pre surgery, expecting a long and painful recovery but right before surgery @neuralogicjh told me if I went into it with a positive attitude I’d heal faster, I can’t say I 100% believed him but I decided to try it anyways and turns out I think he was right . Looking forward to more desert trips in the near future! Thanks for the rope gunning and photos @lotus_alpine !
There are many forms of travel that lead us to the places we explore the outdoors, all of which have some level of environmental impact. In 2016 @thenorthface worked to create a calculator that tells the exact carbon footprint of its expeditions. I’m over-joyed to be working with a company that not only offset the carbon footprint on my most recent trip to Antarctica but that is going to be offsetting all of its expeditions moving forward! #tnfantarctica17
@angela_vanwiemeersch says “there’s always this perception that everything wild is somewhere else. Everything wild is out west or up North.” // Watch @angela_vanwiemeersch and @sashadigiulian find wild places in the unlikely lands of the midwest. Both ladies will be at the Michigan ice fest 2/17 teaching clinics and presenting this film, don’t miss it! video by @3stringsproductions @andy_mann @ladzinski @redbull
My friends @sophie_danison and @hkbyrner are working on an incredible story right now and they need your help! *LINK IN BIO* for more info. Please check it out! //In many American ski towns, the tourism and services economies would grind to a halt without their Latino populations. In a place like Jackson, Wyoming, the Latino community is a mix of documented immigrants and undocumented workers - many of whom are facing increasing risk of deportation under the current Presidential Administration.
Members of the Latino community ski alongside us, live next door, and participate in the same kids programs and school classes. They build homes and hotels, landscape, paint, clean sheets and towels, stock groceries, and cook in the restaurants we frequent. They keep the machine humming. Yet, we barely notice them.
The documentary film, The Quiet Force, investigates the human and economic impact of hispanic immigrants living in ski towns— specifically, Mammoth, Vail, and Jackson—where they comprise 30 percent (or more) of the local population.
Unfortunately I’m not in this location at the moment. Instead, I’m bedridden due to a recent hip surgery and an unwelcome nerve entrapment in my elbow. It sucks, there’s no doubt about it but at the same time I can’t complain TOO much because I know that with time, I will heal, and I can spend those healing hours ahead of me reflecting on all the rad adventures I’ve been lucky to experience, and scheme up some new ones for the summer!
@jimmy_chin heading up the northwest buttress of Ulvetanna on their push to the summit. It was such a treat for me to go up on @jimmy_chin and @conrad_anker ‘s route with them to shoot photos and to see what they’d been relentlessly working on since the day we touched down in Antarctica. I’m inspired by the hard work and dedication these guys poured in to this project and I couldn’t help but get a huge smile when I heard them whoop and cheer late in the night when they summited this beast of a mountain. Nice work boys!! #tnfantarctica17 @thenorthface