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  1. This June, nine mountaineers will attempt to become the first all-African-American expedition to summit Denali. Not only is this historic team unique in regards to the color of their skin, but their goal goes way beyond summiting North America’s highest peak. For a long time, the outdoors (and conservation) has been dominated by white males. With minorities set to become the majority of U.S. citizens by 2040 (and only 21% of youth participating in outdoor activities), you don't have to be Nate Silver to see there's a dangerous trend that could have some pretty serious consequences for our wild places. Less awareness and appreciation equals less advocacy. + + + As a climber and a co-worker of the team behind a potential documentary of Expedition Denali (link below), I just wanted to get this out to the climbing community at large and get this on people's radars in general. There's a Kickstarter campaign going on to raise funds to help ensure the message continues to get out there after the climb is over. Take a moment to see what's been done, what's planned, and what the future for this project holds, and if you can help out, please consider backing the Kickstarter project, or sharing it with those who'd be interested. Thanks! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676871108/expedition-denali-documentary-film/
  2. So I'm finally getting around to this little project of mine and wanted to share the current state of affairs. After putting together a little business card for last years Winter Outdoor Retailer show and getting some great feedback, I've published the darn thing as a nice big 18x24" screen printed poster. I'm selling 'em online right now over at http://wasa.bigcartel.com for $20 and will be shipping 'em out as soon as I get this run finished printing in the next week or so. Take a look and let me know what you think - there's a backpackers, paddlers, and ski/boarding version coming up, as well as a few other bits n pieces. Use the code SNAFFLEHOUND to pull off 10%... Thanks!
  3. Just a quick note that I've got a fresh batch of posters if anyone's interested. They're now shipping out of Bozeman, MT - use checkout code "SNAFFLEHOUND" to get 10% off. Sorry for the blatant spam post, but hey, it's the holidays and I gotta unload these things. http://wasa.bigcartel.com [img:center]http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_images/50092283/P1190091.jpg[/img] [img:center]http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/50092291/P1190090.jpg[/img]
  4. If you'd like to have one in hand before Christmas, today's pretty much the last day to order. (SNAFFLEHOUND gets 10% off at checkout.) Just sayin'. If you've got little ones who aren't quite yet interested in learning the Alphabet, there's also these onesies I did over here: http://www.mountain-mama.com/products/c-is-for-carabiner-onesie
  5. Think climbing takes guts? Try logging!

    Really cool. Thanks for letting us take a look. Any other details on Ira's photos would be great - will there be any publicly accessible archives?
  6. To the folks who put Ozone together. We just moved back to the WA side of Portland and I finally made it out there for the first time yesterday. It was just nice to have a crag that was close by and just plain fun. Did three routes with some first-timers who thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and I just grinned myself up the rocks plugging in gear. If anyone needs an early afternoon partner, track me down. I've been lurking on this thing for years, but would love to get out a bit more for what remains of this season before getting out my winter toys...
  7. Just have to say thanks

    We climbed the Bearded Lady, and then Rude Boy, and Why Must I Cry. One of us scurried up the gully route to the right of WMIC but it was all fun. Reminded me of a very rustic Little Si...
  8. CC.com Splitboard Thread

    For whatever reason splitboard.com is now up over at http://www.splitboardlife.com
  9. The Alpinist Gone!

    And if anyone has 0-3 or #5 they can split with, I'll make an offer...
  10. The Alpinist Gone!

    Bum deal. I was just going to check in on their offices now that I'm down here in Wyoming. Missed the party it looks like too. Maybe they can just scale back to newsprint instead of glossy and save a few bucks until things stabilize.
  11. Beautiful shots. I'm going to have to wander a bit over there soon...
  12. Looks like a great intro to Teton climbing. I'll have to show the wife these and see if it piques her interest... I've been looking for a nice moderate alpine-esque adventure for her and this would fit the bill perfectly.
  13. You guys get off Serpentine Ridge OK?

    Glad to hear both that everyone survived, AND that there's the potential for some fun suffer-fest shots...
  14. Wow. Thanks for writing this up - great shots, great story.
  15. Alpinist 24

    It usually shows up in the mail to subscribers before hitting the news stands. I sat up straight in bed laughing and woke my wife up when I hit the Beckey shot. Ultra-classic.
  16. My T-mobile did _not_ work at all up there this last weekend, although a couple of guys had phones that worked with AT&T just below Lunch Counter... Pizza delivery was going to be an extra $10 to come all the way up to LC, so we just ate leftovers instead.
  17. [TR] Liberty Bell - 5/3/2008

    Nice work, ansel adams.
  18. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    I'm glad some of you are keeping this thread going with the advent of spring here in Portland. I had good intentions of making it out last year, but never quite sealed the deal. Here's to thrashing up some rock this spring with new partners.
  19. Alta Peak Avalanche Pictures taken 3/12/08

    Amazing. Powerful stuff.
  20. Lowell Skoog in Seattle - February 7th 7:30PM

    Dang it. I just saw this and am now really bummed I went with my co-workers to the Dahlia Lounge for dinner. I need to surf this site at work more often.
  21. I just put together a quick video from my Mount Olympus trip this last July and wanted to share... The quick story is that this was a guided climb with Craig Van Hoy's GoTrek crew as part of this years Summit for Someone program. I'd never gone with a guide in this capacity before (as a client) so this was definitely something new, but all in all a very fun and relaxing way to do Mt. Olympus. Not exactly a sub-12 hour event, but a solid good time nonetheless. Mark Griffith wrote up a really good trip report, which has somewhat inhibited my writing anything down quite yet, but it'll happen hopefully soon. In the meantime: 4 Days on Mt. Olympus <--video Photos are here on flickr (300+ of 'em), but here are a few as long as I'm here...
  22. Amazing work, Leor - very cool to see how fast a trip like Oly can go. I spent four days up there at the end of July, so mentally a sub-12 hour is just insanity defined. Very inspirational, keep it up!
  23. Religon and Climbing

    moses was a mountaineer. polypro and shorts on under his robes.
  24. Where have your Garmont Towers been?

    I've had mine for a while - really liked 'em. Hiking in them is fine, as is scrambling on 4th/5th class stuff - snow's not been a problem either. They've kept me dry in the wet stuff and sped me up the hard stuff with crampons on as well. So far so good.
  25. [TR] I-90 Corridor - Quad Burner 4/1/2007

    Wow. Nice work! Yeah - what are you training for?