Jimmy Chin, world famous professional photographer, climber, and mountaineer recently sat down with former Navy SEAL, Mark Davine to discuss a variety of topics on Mark's Unbeatable Mind podcast. The pairing talk about Chin's climbing feats, cheating death, and his work as a filmmaker.
The interview is well worth throwing on during your commute as it's fascinating to hear Jimmy reflect about his career and Mark proves to be a good interviewer. It's amazing to hear two people from different worlds find common ground.
Last week, Tania and Martina Halik completed a 1429 mile ski traverse through British Columbia's Coast Range. The mother-daughter duo took six months to do the route, which goes from Squamish, BC, to Skagway, Alaska, and includes the largest temperate-latitude icecaps in the world, massive river valleys, and even bigger mountains. And according to their website, the traverse has only been completed one other time. The mother, Tania Halik (60), was born in the Czech Republic in 1956. She
It is absolutely pouring rain. Dipping the bars into a tight corner, my shoulder slaps a fern the size of a small cow, and the splash of exploding water feels like I’ve been hit by a water balloon. The trail dipping and straightening, the speed picks up, and all I can see through my watering eyes is a thin strip of brown dirt cutting through a horizon of wet green. The image is one I’d imagine from Borneo–not Canada–but the locational confusion only adds to the sensory experience.
The Swiss Alps are truly unlike any terrain you'll be able to ride in North America. Absolutely monster lift-accessed runs that don't end at the edge of the bike parks, and can easily turn into all-day epics down valley after valley of well-worn hiking trails with simply gratuitous amounts of descending. Combine it with the sumptuous food and cultural experience of biking in one of the world's oldest mountain cultures, and you have yourself the trip of a lifetime. I'm Jack Shaw, and