I got to experience my first nights on the snow this previous spring, and learned some lessons firsthand through the process. Becoming familiar with the unfamiliar can be intimidating but rewarding to embrace.
They say, "theres no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear"...right?
Theres probably a few things I should work on adding to the gear closet.
..and this three season tent definitely didnt blow away right off the get go 🙄
2 4910 November, 2019
We are stoked to be hosting the first ever Rainier Splitfest this upcoming January 17-19th!
Come out and test demos, meet locals, watch the new backcountry snowboard film "Roadless", gear raffle and much more!
For more information check out the fb link here,
And more detailed information is on our website here,
“Constant snowboarding trips and eating well don't exactly go hand-in-hand. It's easy to find food, but it can be hard to find real nutrition. Having HANAH ONE as part of my daily nutrition on my travels has really helped me stay on top of my health and consistently energized.” – @yoderyoder
HANAH Hero @yoderyoder shares one of his favorite HANAH recipes with us while visiting him at home in Jackson, Wyoming. He calls this simple nut butter snack an “energy bar in a bowl.” It’s simple but does the trick for some tasty and quick fuel. Just add equal parts HANAH ONE, coconut oil and nut butter and you have yourselves the perfect spoon dipping concoction.
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Watching the snow continue to fall, I'm getting pretty excited that early morning pow laps are right around the corner. This one's from early last December, when we skinned up Outpost for some lower angle chow turns.
Who knows, I might even break out the skins and check conditions on Vail out myself today..
Whudduhyuh say, tag that line tomorrow morning?
This was from a loosely-planned splitboard road trip that ended up being one of my favorite weeks of the year. Played the adventure day by day and reaped the rewards - we got to ride some stellar lines that week, in some of the fluffiest powder conditions of the season. 📸@nicomoric
SAVE THE DATE! 7 days to go before we open our doors to our snowboard studio on 6 Oct 2019. Wave 1 items from VANS, ROME, Switchback and Karakoram will be available for purchase, with in-store exclusive items from Volcom and ROME. Don’t have time to waste? You can browse Wave 1 items on our webstore before visiting us. Check out gear.therideside.com 6 Oct 2019 opening hours: 12-7PM
See you on Sunday!
1 7330 September, 2019
Goro II to Concordia, this is the most rewarding day of the trek as you reach the base camp of all base camps “Concordia”, if the weather is clear you get a very good view of K-2, Broad Peak and many other 7000ers and 6000ers. It was a pleasure to trek with Antonio 🇪🇸and Amanda 🇺🇸, shared lots of good memories. The midpoint is Concordia Morr which is also the lunch stop for many trekkers, there are many glacier water streams which can be used to cook lunch and to fill your water bottles up. The camp has to be setup on glacier because you hardly find any land to setup from urdukus onwards. Weather plays an important role, if it snows, the peaks won’t be visible.
Hiking time : 8 hrs
Urdukus camp to Goro II, with a good friend from Marcel 🇧🇪 and K-1 a.k.a Mashaburum in the background. The midpoint is Goro I (biango) which is also the lunch stop for many trekkers, there are many glacier water streams which can be used to cook lunch and to fill your water bottles up. The camp has to be setup on glacier because you hardly find any land to setup from urdukus onwards, and it is not easy to sleep on glacier, unless you have a very good sleeping bag and a sleeping mattress.
Hiking time : 7 hrs
With the aspens finally turnin' and snow returning to parts of the high country, I'm getting pumped to soon kick off another incredible season of snowboarding. Hopefully spending even more time tourin' and explorin' in our local wilderness areas on my splitboard 🤙
Anyways, here's a POV descent from the Cross Couloir, starting just below the summit of Mt of the Holy Cross (14,005). This was the first 14er I had summited a few years ago, and now, the first that I had snowboarded from the summit of (this past April). Two incredible and very different experiences were put deep in the memory book from this same mountain.
Complete and off for a base grind tomorrow. 165 kaewa. 3654gms on the scales pre base grind including hardware. Full urethane sidewall, full wrap edges, really wood veneer topsheet, full poplar core (no finger joints). #karakorambc ultraclips and new tip locks.
Thinking of a day trip into tarn on sunday who's keen?
#mindsurfmonday has me thinking back to this wild day and it's humbling ~4000' descent.
2 819 September, 2019
The hints of fall kicking off and being on the brink of off season has me waking up with a cold sweat ❄
This one is from a fun day early May when @filippelliphotos showed @nicomoric, @bennystrick, and I, a new zone in steller conditions. We were able to tag two separate lines with little effort due to how the basin was aligned. On the way home, we rode the Coin Slot in less than ideal crust.
Returning to the Elk range, for the Bells Traverse, had me thinking of the morning I enjoyed at Maroon Lake with nothing around but the local water fowl and a rare sense of serenity in this area.
With interest in a secondary objective for this trip, I sat on this log pondering the North Face of North Maroon. All of the random cliffs, shelfs, gullys blended precariously with exposure makes for quite the puzzling ski descent. It didn't happen this time, but a major possibility for this next season. #mindsurfmonday#nofallzone
Here's a few pictures I took while climbing the Maroon Bells traverse recently. I'm not sure that I've met many people that appreciate alpine exposure as much as @nicomoric .. [Last summer - we hiked Pyramid Peak, the mountain looming in the background of the first picture. Standing on top, looking down what seemed unridable on snow, Nico spoke of wanting a classic ski descent off the summit with thril, while I wasn't fully sold on the "fun".. Needless to say, April came around and we returned to the summit again, but this time running on two hours of sleep and using snowboards for our descent of arguably one of my favorite 14ers.] The rock quality in the Elks is bogus, but the quality of adventure is there.