Category: Guide Stories

Official Trailer: Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter”

69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment features some of Miller’s favorite locations

LOVING THE PURE JOYS OF WINTER is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller, who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This fall, Face of Winter — the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen — will bring new and veteran athletes together to pay tribute to the man who started it all.

Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. Watch as world-class athletes like Jessie Diggins, Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Seth Wescott, Jim Ryan and others carve down the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places.

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Official Trailer: Ode to Muir – The High Sierra

New film from Teton Gravity Research stars professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect our Winters Jeremy Jones

TETON GRAVITY’S NEWEST FILM ODE TO MUIR pairs professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones with two-time Olympian Elena Hight as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness. Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, grueling climbs up the Sierra’s biggest mountains, and aesthetic first descents with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world and those who first traveled it generations ago, and sharing perspectives gleaned from what it truly means to explore a great American Wilderness.

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Video: REEL ROCK 12 Trailer

Tickets now available for climbing’s biggest film festival

REEL ROCK has been following the world’s most exciting climbers, documenting their gripping tales and groundbreaking sends. REEL ROCK 12 brings you stories from the edge, featuring big names and breakout stars. Starring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage; and introducing Maureen Beck, a one-handed crusher who’s gonna knock your socks off.

2017 LINE-UP

Above the Sea
Legendary climber Chris Sharma returns to the island of Mallorca where he discovers an untouched, sweeping wall. If he can endure numerous heart-stopping plunges into the sea and finally link the moves, he will establish what may be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.

Break on Through
In modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a …

Guide Stories: Colby Brokvist, Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

“Doing Business” in the Backcountry

Guide name:  Colby Brokvist

 Yosemite, CA

Current Guide Company: Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides (SYMG) 13 years

What was your “gateway” activity?
 (What got you into the outdoors) Backpacking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Current specialties?
 Backpacking, Alpinism, Adventure Photography

Favorite places in CA? Bowling Ball Beach, Chasm of Doom, Summit of Mt Clark

Memorable trip: Well, the funniest stories that arise from wilderness trips seem to often be related to doing the “big business” in absence of the usual porcelain accessories. A few years ago I was leading a peak-bagging trip for a single client in northern Yosemite. Mostly we were traveling cross-country and camping way off-trail in areas that few people ever venture into. This guy had some serious anxiety about having a good place to poop — to the point where he’d nervously pre-dig his catholes at each camp and lunch spot. …

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Guide Stories Wanted for New ASJ Feature

Calling all outdoor guides – do you have a stand-out story from a trip? Please share for an all new feature!

California is a popular destination for guided trips on the water and through the mountains, and outfitters throughout our state take people from all walks of life on adventures that often leave the guides with a tale to tell. We think there are some amazing stories to be shared with our readers!

To that end, ASJ is seeking humorous, outlandish and harrowing stories to be featured in our brand new Guide Stories section of our website. These stories are intended to entertain and inspire outdoor readers, and highlight the know-how and preparedness of outdoor guides all across the state. They’ll offer valuable exposure to the companies who are in the business of taking people outdoors through back links on our site, social media channels and potentially the magazine …

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