Dave Hahn is a Taos local and a bit of a local legend. When we traveled to his hometown of Taos, New Mexico last fall to film our Insider’s Guide video series everyone in town seemed to know Hahn or know of Hahn. His picture graced the walls of fame at countless establishments and most locals we encountered seemed to have a Dave Hahn story. But in characteristic Dave Hahn style, the world-renown Everest guide was characteristically understated about his status. He even joked that folks would think he was on Everest or Denali, when he just cruised to Albuquerque for a few days. But rumor aside, Hahn was much more interested in showing us the town he called home and the people he shared it with—which is why we’ve received such an incredible response to the first two episodes of the guide. So in episode three of his Insider’s Guide, we share Hahn’s distinct perspective on a few more of the places that make this place so unique.
Edit by Karl Archer, Camera by Jon Mancuso
Photos by Jon Mancuso and Dan Kostrzewski
Taos, New Mexico is powerful vortex between the high desert and the Sangre de Cristos that has drawn wave after wave of artists, hippies, mountain men and, of course, skiers. For Eddie Bauer guide and 15-time Everest summiter Dave Hahn, it’s where he lands to decompress, reconnect, train and work his second job as a ski patroller. When we picked Taos for our second season of the Insider’s Guide, Hahn offered to show us around. Over the course of a week he provided us with his personal tour, which included a few scenic hikes, a little low-tide rafting, some local culinary gems, a bonfire party at his house and an invitation to stick around when he hit the road again. We captured it all for season two of our Insider’s Guide series and this is your window on Hahn’s hometown.
Check out the guide-built First Ascent line of Eddie Bauer gear Dave Hahn helps conceive and test at eddiebauer.com
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