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Andy Mahre Represents for Team Americas in the Skier’s Cup
Posted on February 23, 2015

The annual Swatch Skier’s Cup, which pits the best freeskiers in North America head-to-head against the best freeskiers in Europe, is on this week in Zermatt, Switzerland with Eddie Bauer skier Andy Mahre representing for Team Americas. The pairings for day one’s backcountry slopestyle have landed Mahre with tough match-ups against two French skiers, Richard PERMIN (FRA)  and Sam FAVRET (FRA), in the head-to-head, winner-take-all match-ups.

Representing a collection of the best freeskiers on the planet, both teams were hand-picked as is the tradition for this annual marque event by Team Europe and Team Americas captains Julien Regnier and Seth Morrison. These pro skiers will shred for glory and country in the first competition day on Tuesday or Wednesday, so we’re highlighting the report from the venue inspection and head-to-head draw in the marquee international freeskiing event. Check back on the Live Your Adventure blog and on the Eddie Bauer Facebook page all week for updates and behind the scenes coverage of the event. Or follow along at SwatchSkiersCup.com.

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Trevor Frost Explores Northern Australia
Posted on February 23, 2015

Early morning in Northern Australia. Clouds building in the distance of the coming monsoon.

Trevor Frost travels so much that we often miss one of his emails from some foreign country. This one’s on us, but we also missed that between his trips to the Ethiopian Highlands and Goa, India, he also fit in a trip to Northern Australia. Now that we’re all caught up, we’re publishing his amazing images of this stark and stunning landscape.

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Andy Mahre Powder Therapy Gallery From Japanuary Past
Posted on February 19, 2015

A classic Mahre inversion, where deep landings last for days in Kiroro, Japan

Last winter, Eddie Bauer skier Andy Mahre landed deep in Japan with a crew from Poor Boyz Productions filming for TWENTY. The crew’s movements were documented by photographer Grant Gunderson, who captured classically deep shots of Mahre at Kiroro Ski Resort on the island of Hokkaido—between Niseko and Sapporo—during one of Japan’s legendary storm cycles. With most of the American west mired in the warmest winter in decades and suffering a deep snow drought, we thought now was the time to roll out this Grant Gunderson deep powder therapy gallery from this Japanuary past.

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Reggie Crist Leads Steep Guiding Workshop in Silverton
Posted on February 16, 2015

Silverton Workshop

With more than a decade of serious ski-guiding credentials in the exposed, steep heli terrain of Alaska, Argentina, Chile, and Idaho, Eddie Bauer ski guide Reggie Crist is widely respected for his deep knowledge of navigating challenging big-mountain venues. His credibility and experience in that exclusive guiding club is why he was selected to pass on that knowledge in the Silverton steep guiding workshop last month in the gnarly San Juans of Southern Colorado. This is his guide report on passing along that steep and deep guiding knowledge.

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Free Climbing Visuals from the Verdon Gorge
Posted on February 14, 2015

Video and Edit by Cheyne Lempe  and Ben Ditto

Earlier this week, through powerful words and images, we told the story of Katie Lambert and Caroline George’s climbing trip to the Verdon Gorge in Southern France. Today for a beautiful, visual break from reality we’re publishing this transportive video recap from lensman and editor extraordinare Cheyne Lempe. If this video doesn’t make you want to drop everything and head to the classic, sandbagged sport routes of this historic climbing location we don’t know what will. Sit back, crank up the volume in your headphones and enjoy.

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Caroline George Faces Fear in the Verdon Gorge
Posted on February 11, 2015

Caroline George takes down another steep pitch on Pichenibule.

When Caroline George and Katie Lambert headed for the smooth limestone walls of the Verdon Gorge in Southern France, it was with an eye on the pioneering sport climbing that earned the area legendary status in international climbing circles. But they each had a slightly different mission for revisiting the classic routes and sandbagged ratings on their atmospheric climbing pilgrimage high above the Verdon River. For Caroline, the trip involved facing an alpinist’s fear of falling while climbing at a significantly higher grade. She tackled that fear with characteristic charge and this is her report on The Verdon.

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Katie Lambert Frees the Verdon Gorge
Posted on February 9, 2015

This is the kind of rock that Katie would dream of as a kid in Louisiana.  Perfection on suvellir et punir

Katie Lambert had visualized climbing with pride in the Verdon Gorge since her early climbing days in the American Deep South. She dreamed about someday traveling there, climbing at the highest grade possible on classily run-out and delicate routes that defined the sporting style of the Verdon. Last fall, she made her dream a reality.

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