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UOP Recap

Posted by piphunt 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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Pushing the Summit

Posted by piphunt 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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I can, I can, I can, I can, I can… (no thinking allowed)

Posted by piphunt on August 11, 2011 in Adventures of Pip, Fitness

Something strange happened on Friday night:  as I was laying in bed thinking about the race,  I suddenly realized that I had no idea how to prepare mentally. What was I meant to visualize?Running, and running, and running like the little engine that could? For the first time in a very long time, I was […]

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Jupiter Peak: My Top Gear Picks

Posted by piphunt on August 5, 2011 in Adventures of Pip

I’m currently running around my apartment checking and rechecking my gear list and my bag, trying to make sure that I have absolutely everything that I may possibly need tomorrow! After last week’s fiasco where I forgot my hydration belt and ran a three leaf clover style course so that I could return to the […]

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