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Daniel Woods Sends “The Process”

Pushing the limits proves to be in the essence of the human spirit. Last week, team climber Daniel Woods triumphed over the most challenging mental and physical challenge of his career by sending “The Process”,  an earth-shattering possible V16. In the wake of his accomplishment, Woods takes a deep dive into what made this seemingly impossible climb …

Athlete and Administration Advocate for Arctic Wilderness

On January 25, 2015 the Department of the Interior released a revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) that will better sustain and manage the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range of Alaska. President Obama took it a step further and announced that he will ask Congress to designate an additional 12 million acres of …

Valley Uprising: The Cutting Room Floor

Fresh off a festival run that included eight consecutive Grand Prizes, including Banff Mountain Film Festival and the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Valley Uprising is being hailed as Sender Films‘ magnum opus and a breakthrough film about the world of climbing. See what all the buzz is about, go to the new site and to …

Kit DesLauriers on Writing Her New Book Higher Love

When I decided to do this piece about writing my book, Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits, all of the normal parts of life like kids, skiing, training, household chores, marriage, friends, and work created obvious barriers to finding the time. Turns out, in the four months since I’ve finished writing Higher Love, I must …

A New Chapter for Kaitlyn Farrington

On January 15, 2015, team athlete Kaitlyn Farrington announced her retirement from competitive halfpipe snowboarding.  In the wake of the news, we check in with Kaitlyn as she reflects on the past and charges towards her future.    Under classic bluebird conditions, Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlyn Farrington was in her ‘happy place,” snowboarding at Snowbird Resort in Utah …