After finishing skiing Colorado’s 14ers in 2010, I had the incredible honor to be nominated for a Sportswomen of Colorado award.
In the department of good news, we were recently nominated as National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, for our completion of the Centennial Ski Project. It’s a huge honor to be considered for this award, something that National Geographic has been organizing since 2005. Teamwork is everything. What began years ago as three individual pursuits […]
We’ll leave it to the Wall Street Journal to ask that question, in a story that ran in Tuesday’s paper about Christy, 14ers, her training, and more. It was a cool story, and considering how often the press misses the mark on topics outside of their expertise, I think they did a really good job.
Last spring, a film crew from Red Bull joined us on a few of our Centennial Ski Project peaks. They were producing an installment for the Faces of Dav series about Chris Davenport for Red Bull TV. You can watch the finished segment above.
As a Colorado backcountry skier, the mere prospect of spring brings excitement. But I found myself particularly psyched for the upcoming season after poring over a copy of the new guidebook, Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains – 50 Select Ski Descents. This book is long overdue. It’s co-authored by Ben Conners and Brian Miller, two […]
First off, I wanted to announce our upcoming slideshow at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, Thursday night at 8pm. Christy and I are going to present the Centennial Ski Project— what it is, what we’ve done, and what’s yet to come. Unfortunately Chris Davenport can’t attend with us, but he’ll be there in the photos. We […]
And in the department of awesome news, Christy was included in Backcountry Magazine’s headline story this month, Girl Power — 37 Women Who Charge, a feature on the magazine’s picks for the most important women in backcountry skiing. I could write volumes on why it’s so deserving, but if anyone really needs to have it […]
The Backcountry Skiing and Ski Mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park guidebook is on the shelves, and gracing the cover is a photo of mine– that of Dirk Bockelmann skiing the North Face of Longs Peak.
When it comes to gear and equipment, we like to use whatever we think is best, and we’ve generally avoided commitments to specific brands so as to have the freedom to do that. But when I was presented an opportunity to be part of a small group of product testers for Outdoor Research, I thought […]
The usual trail races are coming up (Lake City, Hardrock) so Christy and I are trying to make the annual rapid transition from skiing to running. It always feels kind of last minute– a recent sprained ankle didn’t help– but while I often complain to myself about the lack of time to get properly prepared, […]
Subscribe to the Blog
Ted on Mount Whitney Indeed it was measured at 14,495 ft. just a few ...
Rod Nash on Mount Whitney Good to see you taking your skills to new venues. ...
John Doyle on Mount Whitney 'Always go!' Christy and Elsie's journey hit the front page ...
Uncle Pat on Death Valley This is totally awesome. You guys are the best ! ...
Ultramarathon Daily News | Monday, May 22 | Ultrarunnerpodcast.com on Death Valley […] I didn’t realize Death Valley had such beautiful trails. ...