This video just released on the Unlimited TV Banff youtube channel! Really makes me miss Chile, although the northern hemisphere winter is just around the corner!
I love being back in Utah but for some reason every year when I transition to my life here, it’s sometimes hard to stay focused. I don’t know what it is about transitions, but I seem to always have a hard time with them. This winter as my work with SheJumps continues to grow and I am at a bit of a turning point, I decided to write down some goals. Now, on this nice Sunday evening, I am going to share them with you…
This winter I have a daily physical goal to take vitamins, drink lots and lots of water, exercise, meditate (for at least 60 seconds), stretch, and smile.
My “emotional” goal is to be less defensive, spend more time thanking people for things, and constantly reevaluate my goals by asking myself, “Where do you want to be in one year? Does ____ help you get there?”
My work (sous-chef) goal is to always be early or on time, but never late. Be happy & grateful for this creative line of work: ability to nourish and bring people together.
My daily goals with SheJumps are to grow the company internally to match the external growth that we have and to lead by example, incorporate feedback, and challenge the team to always ask themselves: “What great thing would you dare to accomplish if success was the only possible outcome?”
Here is the the #ChaseWinter episode from our adventure on the Lanín volcano. This volcano is more than massive, indicating that I need a word to describe something larger than “massive”, to which I am at a loss!!
I have seen Lanín from the Chilean-Argentine border a few times before. It literally is half Chilean, half Argentine. This is a video of our attempt from the Chilean side. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we didn’t make it to the top—but we made a solid effort! Being that high on a volcano in Patagonia is a gift in and of itself, so there is not much to complain about. In this video, it looks like we have hardly made headway (at least to me) but we were out in the elements from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. The volcano just kept going, and going, and going.
Can’t wait to go back next year and make it to the summit! (Which looks gnarly!)
Visual Stimulation to start the day!
This is my friend Athan Merrick’s demo reel. Athan and I grew up together in New Mexico. He was one of the (few) other skiing-obsessed kids with whom I used to rally around the mountain. He always said his dream was to make ski movies, and here he is, living that dream! Solid work, Athan! Check out more of his work at www.athanmerrick.com
What an honor! To be on the same list as Sarah Burke and Kit DesLauriers—who are both personal heroines of mine—is quite the feeling. All I can say is that skiing is a sport that encompasses all of life: the love, the fear, the triumph, the tragedy, the humility, and most importantly of all, the COMMUNITY.
Nat Segal, pro skier and generally happy person, got injured last March. She tore her ACL…I know from experience how terrible that is, but she used her time to hone in some sweet editing skills! Here is an awesome edit she put together of her North American winter season of 2013 before her injury. I’m not surprised that Nat is going to be back at it in no time! Good work Nat!
This is Sally Francklyn. She was involved in a backcountry skiing accident in Jackson Hole last year and miraculously survived. If she hadn’t been wearing her helmet, she would not have. Here she is speaking about helmets and their importance, as well as her inspirational recovery, at the Valahalla premiere, Sweetgrass Production’s new movie.