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K2 Missfits: S2 Ep1 – Welcome to Murren

on December 5, 2013 in skiing

The K2 Missfits episode with Mckenna Peterson, Amie Engerbretson and myself is out! Check out the pow, deep slush, and ice we found in Murren last April! Thanks to Hotel Jungfrau, K2, and Jeff Engerbretson for making this trip happen. I’m so excited for sunny pow days!!!

 

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Behind the Shot: Murren, Switzerland

on November 19, 2013 in Adventures of Pip

It was midday in Murren, Switzerland, and things were heating up. The April sun was shining and the new snow was rapidly turning into mashed potatoes. We stood at the top of the Schilthorn, scouring the tracked out slopes for the last glimpses of untracked pow. Our improv dance parties, 90’s pop songs, and heel […]

 
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30 Days of Awesome!

on June 11, 2013 in Adventures of Pip

Today was the first day of my 30 Days of Awesome! ok, so maybe it was yesterday (which was awesome!) but I completely spaced it until I saw Nicole’s post noting the inaugural day of the annual blogging event. Doh. Sorry for playing!   I first found out about the 30 Days of Awesome when […]

 
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Ski Salt Lake Shootout: Take 3

on February 21, 2013 in Adventures of Pip

  No matter what the conditions, the Visit Salt Lake Shootout produces incredible images every year. It is also one of my favorite events of the season. This was my third Shootout and this year I teamed up with Mike Schirf, Marcus Caston, and Ty Peterson to attack the Wasatch.   The Shootout is a […]

 
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New Traditions

on December 23, 2012 in Adventures of Pip

This year marks a different Christmas for me. It’s the first time I won’t spend it with either mine or Jamon’s family, and it’s left me a little bit sad. Christmas with my family is all about the food. My mum spends weeks prepping sides, making mince pies, and planning our meal. There are staples […]

 
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UOP Recap

on October 26, 2012 in skiing

It’s been awhile since I got out of my safety bubble. It’s not that I don’t scare myself on skis, I ski exposed lines where my heart is in my throat, or climb scary routes, but none of these require air awareness. It’s a skill I’ve always lacked. Back in the days of skiing half-pipe, […]

 
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Day One at the Utah Olympic Park

on October 3, 2012 in Adventures of Pip, skiing

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxZCaU2CXbM&list=UUiTR_zJV0cB8l8qSBYya-eg&index=4&feature=plcp[/youtube] Taken from the Mountain Athlete website, read the full piece there!   Fear and Flipping in Park City    “Sometimes the best thing to do is just do it. When my athletes are trying a new trick, I never give them any direction the first time. I just tell them to try,” […]

 
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on July 13, 2012 in Adventures of Pip, skiing

Coach Shaul interviewed Hadley and I about our gear choices for our Teton trip: [youtube]http://youtu.be/4NM0EmQKY9g[/youtube]   My Gearlist Essentials: Marmot – Trailight tent  Marmot – Helium 15 degree bag  Thermarest – Prolite Plus Sleeping Pad  Marmot – Freya 40L pack Scarpa – Shaka touring boot  Volkl – Nanuk ski 170 Dynafit – Vertical binding  Black […]

 
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Fuel in the Mountains: Gu vs. Hammer Gel

on July 12, 2012 in Adventures of Pip, skiing

When coach suggested that Hadley and I do a little experiment between Gu and Hammer Gel during our trip in the Tetons two weeks ago. I wasn’t exactly excited by the prospect. This should come as a surprise, I love food. I know. Weird right?   The rules: Nothing but Gu during the duration of the […]

 
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Pushing the Summit

on June 29, 2012 in Adventures of Pip

Heading into the backcountry to ski spring/summer conditions, with a brand new partner, in a mountain range you’ve never entered is a generally a bad idea. Climbing and skiing partnerships are earned not forced. Hadley and I haven’t known each other long. We’re both Marmot athletes, but last weekend’s adventure in Teton National Park was […]

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