I could hardly believe my eyes that day when I received the invitation from my very good friend and skier, John. He had invited me to go backcountry skiing with him on a mountain in Salt Lake City a month from now, something I had never done before. Though I lived in Salt Lake City, where there were plenty of unexplored places to go backcountry skiing, I had always stuck to resort skiing because I had the idea that backcountry skiing was something very difficult and dangerous. However, I had full trust in John, who was very knowledgeable and experienced with skiing in the backcountry. I accepted his invitation without any hesitation.
Finally, the day came, and I found myself staring up at the summit of the mountain with John. Eagerly, we took out our backpacks from the trunk of John’s car, and started the four-hour long, extremely strenuous hike to the summit. By the time we were halfway up, we were huffing and puffing from exhaustion. We decided to take a short lunch break before we continued on. It took us slightly longer for the second half of our journey due to a shortage of…
took together that didn’t result in a trip to ski patrol or the emergency room. That was rare for us, as you could imagine from the importance the sport has in our family. Falls were common, just as common as broken bones.
Backcountry skiing was a special kind of favorite in our family. Ask anyone, hands down it would be heli skiing in the backcountry frosted mountains. My dad would take me on heli trips whenever there was an extra spot on the helicopter. Each time my insides would do a…
Skiing is a great way to exercise, yet have fun. I ski because I like the feeling of going really fast down a steep snow covered hill and catching really big air. I like any type of skiing, downhill, cross country, even backcountry. I love the feeling I get when I am in the air for a long time. I also like the vibe that a ski resort gives off. There are the ski bums(that are there everyday), the crazy ski team kids that send it off anything, and the first timers, everyone is having fun.
some enjoyable time with friends. As the winter sets in and the first snowfall blankets the beautiful Adirondack Region of New York, the setting around Lake Placid becomes a fun-filled venue for snow activity lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you love skiing, riding or some extreme snow sports, come here to discover Lake Placid with your guy friends. For an amazing mancation experience and an ultimate getaway in Lake Placid, here are some ideas and tips.
Adventure with friends:
patrol could discuss rescue techniques and practice their skills. While the room certainly appeared to occasionally be used for that purpose, the overall appearance was quite different. To one side of the room was a table and chairs, and on the other side are couches and recliners. Down a small hall I can see offices and storage rooms, and hear music playing and the sound of a ski patroller manning the phone in case of an emergency. As I look around my eyes are drawn to a small bookshelf tucked…
My best friend and biggest fan.
Traveling through the mountains
that are pregnant with a winter breeze,
a light grey haze slowly forces itself
into my line of sight.
As we travel at this remarkable speed,
the haze becomes brighter and brighter,
slowly engulfing more and more
of my surroundings.
With each passing second,
everything that I see forms one image.
They become the spectacle that is my future.
I’m still young and have no way
to interpret what I have seen.…
No Barriers Reflection
Imagine every sport you love playing being ripped away from you. One day, you’re able to hike up mountains to see a breathtaking view, and the next you can’t see two inches in front of you. This is exactly what happened to Erik Weihenmayer right before his first year of high school. Although he didn’t go blind out of the blue, it was still as if the Earth had shifted from right beneath him. Erik always new his juvenile retinoschisis would one day claim his vision, but…
A Snowboarders nightmare
I was a kid about ten black hair and was so cool...ish. I was heading to a mountain a big white snowy mountain full of nerds. Just kidding there were cool. The First time I ever snowboarded I got lost. About two years ago was packing my bags in my room getting ready for my first snowboarding trip. I was double checking everything in my bag to make sure i had everything I needed, Gloves, hand warmer, goggles, helmet, and so on. Then it was time to leave. I was sitting in…
Ama Dablam Expedition- 32Days of Life !!
Ama Dablam 6,856m (22,494ft) is one of the most impressive mountains in the world. It is located the heart of Everest's Khumbu region, it lies directly above Tengboche Monastery on the well-worn path to Everest Base Camp and is admired by thousands of trekkers and climbers every year. This expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in a magnificent setting, with numerous cultural and scenic diversions. Like the Matterhorn in the Swiss…
Mountaineers are small black dots on the peaks of mountains to onlookers. A mountaineer is an athlete who summits the peaks of mountains for sport. Through the lens of Lesile Stephen, British mountaineer turned author of the book “The Playground of Europe”, this essay defines the characteristics of those who start at 3:00 A.M. to summit peaks of mountains before noon, braving wind, ice, glaciers, and the lights the Alps have to offer.
Stephen compares mountain climbing as a sport to formal…