Issue 207 - The One With ten 🐭-sized Bears or one 🐻-sized Pika - You Choose Your Destiny
Hello to all of our new subscribers from Morocco (so many peeps!), the U.S. (New York, Topeka, Raleigh, Chalfont) and India. If I missed your city/country, reply to this email with a strongly worded
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Hello to all of our new subscribers from Morocco (so many peeps!), the U.S. (New York, Topeka, Raleigh, Chalfont) and India.
If I missed your city/country, reply to this email with a strongly worded reprimand!
This is an oldie-but-a-goodie...just modified to add a little mountain spirit:
Would you rather fight ten Pika-sized Bears or one Bear-sized Pika?
Results on Friday
Today's Top Non-Mountain Cultural News: I pulled this chart from one of the thousands of newsletters I get daily. Apparently, hot is hot right now.
Even the media industry has been cashing in on the hot sauce craze, with internet sensations like Hot Ones, where celebrities are interviewed while eating increasingly spicy chicken wings.
Play More: Britain's Biggest Roof Climb
That is a lot of shit hanging from his belt. ⬆️
It's been a while since I featured some rock climbing...mostly because it is super scary to watch and makes me bite my nails. Click the climbing emoji here ->🧗🏽♀️, if you are an actual rock climber...I will report back!
Watch a couple of British dudes, Pete and Calum (I don't actually know them, so maybe I should be more formal? 😁), embark on a scary "horizontal" journey to establish Britain's biggest roof climb.
The 100-meter, three-pitch route requires squeezing, chimneys, cracks. In this video, Pete tries to climb his new project over a number of sessions, with a few hiccups along the way. (1 min read)
Due to the lengthiness, this is a Lunch Break Video (14 min watch). If you like to learn, the guys show us many technical aspects of climbing...like what a real crack is (hint, it's not 🍑).
Waste Less: Goodbye, Paper Trail Maps
Just recently, in Issue 194, we talked about the dude (James Niehues) who paints all the ski resort maps in North America. Those maps are amazing and could remain amazing but in digital form only. Everyone grab all the paper maps you can this year as collectibles because it looks like ski maps will be going the way of the dodo.
The most immediate reason is COVID-19. We rarely see actual physical restaurant menus anymore, so it's a no-brainer to see the same thing happen to the resort maps.
The not-so-immediate (but more important) reason is : we don't need any more paper waste!
How To: See bar code on ski resort sign...aim your phone at said bar code...map instantly on the phone...boom. (3 min read)
Do Better: Sustainable Skiing Influencers Weigh In
Watch two ski "influencers" in the Revelstoke wilderness, chat about electric cars and reducing fossil fuels — anything that helps make a difference for the planet and the mountains many of us call home. Brings a tear to my eye...maybe I could be an influencer...I should start a newsletter! 🤯 (7 min watch)
Conspiracy Theory Part #3: 2nd Monolith Disappears Days After Appearing in Romania. (1 min read)
Probably For The Best: California Bans Walk-Up Lift Ticket Sales This Season (1 min read)
Gear: MountainSmith K9 Dog Pack. ⬅︎ Get your pooch to carry their own gear! (4 min read)
How To: Get a Job in the Outdoor Industry. (11 min read)
Video: Victor De Le Rue is the Freeride World Tour champion. Black Diamond recently released this flick of Victor on the "north face of the #Taillon in the Pyrenees". Really Steep! 😱
Gear: The Best Mountain Bikes Under $1,000. (8 min read)
Deals: Garmin Forerunner® 35 - Fitness/Smartwatch - Garmin (41% off)
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