Summer Adventuring with Photographer Devin Pool

There are many reasons to adventure. It might be the desire to elevate your heart rate and exercise. It could be the opportunity to spend time with friends. Or maybe it’s the opposite… maybe you are out there to spend some time by yourself. Or it’s the sights, vistas and…

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THE CENTENNIAL SKIERS

The Centennial Skiers  Camp Sites, Summits, Suffering and Sending: Weminuche Wilderness Round 2. Words by Ian Fohrman  Images by Ian Fohrman and Ted Mahon  This May (2015) Ted Mahon, Christy Mahon, Chris Davenport, and Pete Gaston clawed their way up the steep airy ramps of Jagged Mountain’s summit approach. For Davenport…

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WRANGELL, ST. ELIAS SAGA

Wrangell, St. Elias Saga   Skiing Super Sized Giants in the Glaciated Wrangell/ St. Elias Range.  Words and Images by Art Burrows The Wrangell-St.Elias mountains look like little bumps on the glaciated landscape, however when viewed from the ground they are enormous rising over 18,000 vertical feet out of the Gulf of…

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Go North, Go Deep, Go Canada

Go North, Go Deep, Go Canada! Legendary Aspen local, Art Burrows, provides some suggestions for adventuring in the Great White North this spring.  Words and Images by Art Burrows  Well it is warming up and the days are getting longer and the snow leaner on the southern flanks of our…

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THE TED MAHON INTERVIEW

THE TED MAHON INTERVIEW Words by Tess Weaver Strokes  Images by Ian Fohrman  Ted Mahon might be a new Strafe athlete, but his relationship with Pete and John Gaston extends back 20 years. The 43-year-old Aspen based ski mountaineer used to wait tables at an Aspen restaurant that the Gaston family…

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BOWL SEASON

BOWL SEASON: HIGHLAND BOWL IS BACK IN BUSINESS Words by Tess Weaver Strokes  Images by Jordan Curet “Once the bowl is open, we just get to go skiing with our friends.” The north side of Highland Bowl is open thanks to extensive pre-season work by Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol (AHSP) and…

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COMMUNITY HILL

COMMUNITY HILL: NO OFF SEASON AT ASPEN HIGHLANDS Words by Tess Weaver Strokes  “You don’t make plans, you just show up. I know I will run into someone I know by lap 2. It’s a ski area filled with friends, but without lifts.”    Aspen Highlands officially opens for operations…

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THE DUNCAN CLAUSS INTERVIEW

THE DUNCAN CLAUSS INTERVIEW Words and images by Ian Fohrman In the spring of 2015 the Strafe crew teamed up with the Aspen Brewing Company and headed up to the Taggart and Green Wilson Huts to trade knowledge, ski, and brew beer. Duncan Clauss is the 31 year old owner…

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Friends Hut

Friends Hut Words and Images by Ted Mahon  “I have a simple rule regarding hut trips, always go.” The text came in and was brief, “Friends Hut Friday evening?” My calendar was pretty full and I knew it would conflict with some other responsibilities. But I didn’t have to think…

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The John Gaston Interview

The John Gaston Interview Power of Four and SkiMo Training  Words by Tess Weaver Strokes Image by Kate Holstein Strafe Outerwear co-founder John Gaston is the fastest ski mountaineering racer in the country. He proved it two weeks ago, when he swept all three races at the U.S. Ski Mountaineering…

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Curing FOMO in Hakuba 

Curing FOMO in Hakuba  Finding a cure for Japanese powder FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Words and Images by Joe Schwartz “Plans were hatched, and flights to Japan purchased.” Japanese Powder FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) ran rampant the winter of 2014/15. You all know the North American tales of…

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Ski To Win

Ski to Win George Rodney talks Freeride World Tour, big mountain skiing and Aspen Words by Tess Weaver Strokes Images by Ian Fohrman When Strafe Outerwear’s George Rodney won the Freeride World Tour overall title last spring, it was memorable for two reasons. First, he was only the second American…

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