We all know where those epic lines and pillows of powder hide at our own ski hill, but not everyone gets to experience what exists beyond. The full ski movie ‘Blank’ comes to iTunes this fall, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Shot on location in Japan, Europe, and Alaska, skiers Alex Godbout, Vinnie Gagnier, KC Deane, Josh Daiek, Mike Henitiuk, and Max Morello hunt down the hugest Alaskan lines and find the perfect drops onto those fluffy pillows of powder. Now let’s just keep hoping for powder days like these this winter!
28 July 2015
A winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Meru, is a new climbing documentary featuring renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk. Meru is the story of how a planned seven-day trip up the mountain’s Shark Fin climbing route quickly devolved into a struggle for survival, battling sub-zero temperatures along with diminishing food rations.
Watch it in theaters on August 14th, 2015!
In an effort to better understand the effects the drought is having on the ancient redwoods of Northern California, professional climber Chris Sharma free climbs to the canopies of the giant redwoods using only his hands, his feet, and a rope and harness to protect him from falls. Once reaching the tree tops, Sharma collects branch samples to help two UC Berkley Tree Biologists study the redwoods by measuring the tree’s water status at different levels to use as an indicator of how they have been affected by the California’s severe drought.
23 June 2015
Let’s hope this next winter is a good one here in the Sierras! If not we might all need to take a trip to Peru and get some turns in SandSkiing!