Skiers Edge

16 Dec 18
Willis School of Thought

Dad was an engineer through and through. The type of thinking that we expect from an engineer is how he interacted with the world in every way. See my dad wasn’t your “typical dad.” We didn’t play catch, we didn’t fish, we didn’t golf. Dad never really learned how to swim or ride a bike. […]

16 Dec 18
How to do easily - Learn How to do Tasks Easily

The "rule of thirds" is a concept that you will find in many books and introductory guides to photography. The idea is that you imagine a grid that divides your composition into three-thirds, both vertically and horizontally, like this. (Although some cameras will now superimpose a grid for you). Supposedly, a strong composition is a […]

15 Dec 18
Bulletin Board

Life (and death) as we know it Or: Not exactly what he had in mind — leading to: What is right with people? Rusty of St. Paul  reports: “It was a long week of life (my brother NOT needing heart surgery after being told he NEEDED heart surgery) and death (our friend calling for emotional […]

15 Dec 18
ChasingSunshine

While in Colorado we had made it a point to see the Rocky Mountains. After all, these mountains were a huge part in my wanting to go to Denver in the first place. The Rocky Mountain National Park is about a 1.5-hour drive from Denver and a beautiful one at that. As you head from […]

15 Dec 18
Europe is calling, and I must go

My alarm woke me up at 8:30am on Friday the 7th. I got up, looked out the window, and dressed quickly in my warm gear. When I stepped outside, however, I was met by balmy 50 degree weather. All around me, towering, snow-dusted mountains looked down on me, reminding me how big Earth is and how small […]

15 Dec 18
Lindi Roze is SELF CENSORED

Lonnie Delopas rummaged through her carry-on looking for the earbuds she threw in there at the last minute. She would listen to music instead of trying to read.  She had been on edge since she woke up this morning.  She felt a difference in the energy around her. The overall volume in the airport terminal […]

14 Dec 18
The-Ski-Guru

What is new in the Cervino Ski Paradise for the 2018-19 ski season. Cervino Ski Paradise is comprised of 5 resorts, 3 districts and 2 nations (counting Cervinia, Zermatt and Valtournenche) The ski lifts open early in Cervinia- by mid-October for the weekends and then they started on 27th October opening daily and they will […]

14 Dec 18
The Mercury News
Both of the men who are racing to become the first to cross Antarctica solo and unsupported have reached the South Pole. Colin O’Brady hit the milestone on Wednesday and Lou Rudd on Thursday. The men are in their 42nd day of a journey expected to take about 70 days. They started on Nov. 3 at Messner, at the edge of the Robbe Ice Shelf, and are aiming to finish at the Ross Ice Shelf. The full trek is about 935 miles. They are skiing, pulling large sleds loaded with all their supplies for the trip — about 350 pounds at the start. They have been covering about 12 miles a day. Rudd, 49, is a captain in the British army. He has Antarctic expedition experience, and he had announced in April his intention to go for the solo/unsupported first. The October announcement of the same goal by O’Brady came as a surprise. The 33-year-old American is a triathlete and alpinist but a relative novice to polar trekking. The men are following the shortest sanctioned route that is considered shore-to-shore of the Antarctic continent. From the edge of the Robbe Ice Shelf they traveled almost 600 miles to the pole, then will angle back toward the Ross Ice Shelf. Rudd had been a friend of Henry Worsley, another British army officer who in 2016 had completed 900 miles of an unsupported traverse when he called for a rescue. Suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, he died of organ failure before he made it home. Follow the treks: Lou Rudd’s expedition  Colin O’Brady’s expedition
14 Dec 18
East Bay Times
Both of the men who are racing to become the first to cross Antarctica solo and unsupported have reached the South Pole. Colin O’Brady hit the milestone on Wednesday and Lou Rudd on Thursday. The men are in their 42nd day of a journey expected to take about 70 days. They started on Nov. 3 at Messner, at the edge of the Robbe Ice Shelf, and are aiming to finish at the Ross Ice Shelf. The full trek is about 935 miles. They are skiing, pulling large sleds loaded with all their supplies for the trip — about 350 pounds at the start. They have been covering about 12 miles a day. Rudd, 49, is a captain in the British army. He has Antarctic expedition experience, and he had announced in April his intention to go for the solo/unsupported first. The October announcement of the same goal by O’Brady came as a surprise. The 33-year-old American is a triathlete and alpinist but a relative novice to polar trekking. The men are following the shortest sanctioned route that is considered shore-to-shore of the Antarctic continent. From the edge of the Robbe Ice Shelf they traveled almost 600 miles to the pole, then will angle back toward the Ross Ice Shelf. Rudd had been a friend of Henry Worsley, another British army officer who in 2016 had completed 900 miles of an unsupported traverse when he called for a rescue. Suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, he died of organ failure before he made it home. Follow the treks: Lou Rudd’s expedition  Colin O’Brady’s expedition
14 Dec 18
Monkey Mountain

This blog wouldn’t be complete without recounting the story of encountering a leopard in the snow whilst ski touring in Gulmarg, Kashmir in February 2016. I was traveling with my friend Bill Barker’s guiding company, Bill’s Trips, after years of waiting for an opportunity to get there myself. Gulmarg itself warrants its own post, but […]

13 Dec 18
ENCYCLOPEVIA

For someone who hasn’t been to Australia, Googling and reading blogs might be the best option to start jotting down that much-coveted itinerary. However, as I started my search I can’t help but notice that Australia is pretty much like the Philippines, as far as the beaches are concerned. They have wonderful resorts and sceneries […]

13 Dec 18
Bill Deaton

There’s a bunch of things even seasoned skiers some times slip up. I use the term “seasoned” as opposed to”experienced” or “avid” here because I’m targeting a certain demographic of winter sports enthusiasts; you may be that person or you may know one…or several. I consider a seasoned skier as being someone that knows how […]

12 Dec 18
Sasablog

Figurative and expressionism in abstract……. Abstract, I name it art and investigation, studying of colour and space, there are a few artists I like the way they played with colour and space, one is Helen Frankenthaler, she was influenced by Jackson Pollack, innovating in her work using same way of “dripping” pouring paint on the […]

12 Dec 18
sparkfaces

Pursuing their first-historically speaking Test arrangement win in Australia, India made a noteworthy begin Monday by winning the first of four matches by 31 keeps running at the Adelaide Oval. On the fifth day, Australia extended India the distance, however couldn’t get to the 323-run target, which would have been the primary effective pursue at […]

12 Dec 18
Andre Eger

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. With a great snowboard strapped to your feet, you’ll be ready to charge down the mountain, carve through powder, or ollie, gorilla grab, and front flip your way through the […]

12 Dec 18
DroneDJ
Cameras mounted on FPV racing drones are quickly becoming the way to bring viewers close to the action. Over the last twelve months, we have seen many examples of jaw-dropping drone video footage of skiers, mountain bikers, rhinos, and cars drifting that was captured with a racing drone and an action camera, such as a GoPro Hero 7. This video, Drift Hard, is the latest example of how amazing such footage can be. Jump right in. Drift Hard. Fly harder! Right Over Crest just uploaded this video to YouTube. The footage was captured with an FPV racing drone with a GoPro Hero 7 action camera mounted on it. The video involved 40 turns, 12 drivers and 1 drone (Drone McClane) flown by Gilbert Coronado. In the description it says: “We are proud to bring you a drone chase like you’ve never seen before. Straight from the styling cues of 70’s action movie car chases and inspirational films like Climb Dance, our story follows Drone McClane: A drone flying on the ragged edge while it relentlessly pursues its targets. Dive bombing, darting in and out of danger, it pushes the boundaries of what drone chasing can be. There is nothing that can stop it…..well….maybe a street lamp” For anybody wondering where this all took place and if it was done in a safe fashion: “This is the Houston Police Academy training facility. The facility was rented for the day so the drivers could drift around in a controlled environment :)” What do you think about FPV race drones and action cameras? Will we see footage like this in the next James Bond movie? Let us know in the comments below. STAY IN TOUCH! If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors and reviews, then follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or sign up for our email newsletter DroneRise, that goes out every weekday morning at 6 am. Buy your next drone through directly from manufacturers, such as DJI, Parrot, Yuneec or retailers like Amazon, B&H, BestBuy or eBay. By using our links, we will make a small commission, but it will not cost you anything extra. Thank you for helping DroneDJ grow!