From The Daily Herald – 28mar13 In rating ski slopes, “Black Diamond” signifies an expert run. In the world of ethics, Black Diamond also has come to indicate a high level. On Tuesday, Utah Valley University awarded the 2013 Kirk Englehardt Business Ethics Award to Peter Metcalf, CEO and president of Black Diamond Equipment. UVU [...]
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A few weeks back (13dec12) the Tahoe backcountry community was blessed to hear a bit about mountaineering and humility without a whole lot of braggadocio from Greg Hill. If you don’t know the name, perhaps it is because Greg is letting his accomplishments speak for themselves and in the grand scheme of things, as [...]
By now many of you have heard, and for those who haven’t, a large avalanche occured on Manaslu in Nepal Sunday morning. The avalanche occurred around 4:45am and swept through camp 3 at around 6800m elevation. In the aftermath of the avalanche there were 8 confirmed deaths, several missing people, and uncounted injuries. One of [...]
Chris Davenport, world renowned big-mountain skier, signed on with Scarpa last month as a product ambassador, tester, and a key member of Scarpa’s product development team. Davenport was attracted to the Scarpa brand for the opportunity to be intimately involved in the development and testing of a new line of ski boots for the freeride market.
Danno and I had heard of several locations from local friends that were under consideration, among them was Sun Bowl. It looked like a good run according to the topo map, one we were sure John had frequently made tracks on, so our plan was to head up early and break a trail so we could get their faster with the group after lunch.
Alpenglow Sports, Northern California’s leading provider of backcountry and Nordic ski equipment, and most things outdoors, today announced it’s sale to long-time employee Brendan Madigan.
Last February I had the pleasure of interviewing the creator and author of the increasingly popular blog Tahoe Weather Discussion. In that interview, founder Bryan Allegretto shared his unique take on weather forecasting, his predictions for the winter’s snow totals and his idea for an interactive forum focused specifically on Tahoe winter weather. Allegretto has [...]
Nobody likes talking about it, so it’s weird when you have to deal with it regardless of what you know or, more importantly, what you believe about death. It is that season for my friend, and thus for me and a small group of friends who have rallied around John since he was diagnosed with [...]
We’re in the middle of talking skis and tele and tours and gear and the state of the art back in the day compared to now when Steve unequivocally declares, shifting his voice for emphasis, “I’m not kidding, that’s probably the best backcountry ski ever!” Steve Barnett should know. He’s been telemark skiing since [...]