We are deeply saddened to report that yesterday, an avalanche in the Fitz Roy Massif region outside of El Chaltén, Argentina, took the life of Liz Daley, a member of our guide team.
Liz was on a ski mountaineering expedition with three other members of our snow sports team and two production crew members. The rest of the team is safe.
Liz was an accomplished splitboarder, alpine climber and mountain guide who was born and raised in Washington. She was a beloved member of our snow sports team and will be sorely missed by all those who knew her.
Tuesday night at the Boulder Theater in Colorado is the world premiere of Lynsey Dyer’s pioneering Pretty Faces effort. We’ve backed the all-women’s ski movie from the beginning, from the first creative concept through the Kickstarter campaign and the long summer season of editing, Facebook postings, and blowing off creative steam. But as the ladies launch the final edit with much anticipation, fanfare, expectations—and apparently big white balloons and a massive unicorn dance party—we wanted to hear the reasons that motivated the effort from Dyer herself. So we tracked her down for a six-question interview on the genesis of Pretty Faces.
From Argentina to Africa, Eddie Bauer Sport Shop guide John Burrell has fished, hunted, and guided in some spectacular locations as the owner/operator of his High Adventure Company. So he has a high bar when lodge operators sell him on the epicness of their location. But the Port Eads Marina at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi fits the definition so much that Burrell signed his company on to operate the prime marlin and tuna sport-fishing destination on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a deep story of post-Katrina recovery and a FEMA-funded rebuild of a state-of-the-art marina in the southernmost parish in Louisiana.
The emails we get from Trevor Frost are not normal in their subject matter. More like modern dispatches from the corners of the globe, there is always one stunner of a statement that instantly transports us to a very remote location. But the content of one we received after he returned from Borneo, moved from one house to another, gave a lecture in Nantucket, then hit the road for Tonga before he flew to Africa, was all time. “Tonga is awesome man” reported Trevor. “Very few people here, bright sun, blue water, and heaps of humpbacks in the waters that let you swim with them.” Swimming with humpbacks?
The trailer for the new Poor Boyz Productions film Twenty has dropped and Eddie Bauer skiers KC Deane, Andy Mahre and Lexi du Pont have landed sick parts in the highly anticipated retrospective run for the influential ski-movie production company. Filmed in Japan and at Scott Newsome’s Eagle Pass Heli in the Monashees of BC, the short clips of ski lines from three of our ski team’s finest freeskiers have us drooling for the unveiling of the full film in Montreal tonight in the legendary Cinema Imperial at the IF3 festival. To learn more about IF3, follow this link to the festival schedule and to read more about Twenty scroll the PBP press release below.
The last time we heard from our man in the field Trevor Frost, he was three months deep in the rainforests of Borneo on assignment for National Geographic tracking orangoutangs and reporting on the distinctness of the river experience. Since then Frost landed back in the states, unpacked and repacked, then headed back out for Tonga to swim with humpback whales and then on to a wildlife safari in Africa. But we tracked him down in transit for the final chapter dispatch on the Batang Ai Forest in Malaysia that reflects his perspective on the people who Live an Adventure on a daily basis.
Arctic char feeds, frigid river swims, polar bear alertness, and a no-portage descent of the 18 falls of the Nachvak River through the Torngat Mountains—or so summarizes the sixth and seventh field reports from Destination Torngat team captain Ben Stookesberry. It’s been a hell of a trip… on the mighty George, on the raging Ford, and on a river that Stookesberry called “the most awe-inspiring and distinctive whitewater any of us have ever seen.” The sum total of all this epicness on an expedition along historical canoe routes deep in Labrador’s Torngat Wilderness is an expedition kayak trip fast-acquiring legendary status as one of the all-time best we’ve covered on the Live Your Adventure blog.