October 22, 2011 C2N Goes to Graz News

C2N Goes to Graz

I am very pleased to announce that my short film, The Couloir to Nowhere, is an official selection of the 2011 Internationales Berg & Abenteuer Filmfestival in Graz, Austria. While the tone of this post may seem rather dry and reserved, I am in fact quite over the moon with excitement and desperately trying to (more...)...

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October 20, 2011 West Baldy Timelapse Video

West Baldy Timelapse

Wow, was this a trip down the rabbit hole! That Landscapes video inspired me to create my own timelapse. Naturally, I thought shooting from the top of West Baldy at sunset would be perfect. Turns out day-to-night timelapse is shockingly difficult. Within the quirky realm of timelapse photography it is known as ‘the Holy Grail’ (more...)...

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October 14, 2011 Musings

The Tyranny of the List

I have a lot of lists. When I realize there’s something I need to do, I write it down so I won’t forget. My list making exploded soon after I became a father, because the added complexity of tracking one (and now two) extremely fast and mobile and clever little persons 24-7 so taxes my (more...)...

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October 12, 2011 News

SMS Annual Potluck This Saturday

Yes it’s time again for the storied Sierra Club Ski Mountaineer’s Section Annual Potluck Dinner, this Saturday, October 15, at 5:30pm in La Canada. Trip planning for the 2011-2012 season, gear swap, board meetings, and of course some chow. New members or interested parties I’m sure are welcome to drop in. This is a fantastic (more...)...

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October 10, 2011 Film & Television

Dustin Farrell’s ‘Landscapes’

Dustin Farrell’s ‘Landscapes’ features truly some of the most amazing night sky time-lapse photography I’ve ever seen, much of it done in good old Arizona. Who knew they had such pretty rocks to shoot over there? If I’m reading the info correctly, this was shot as RAW stills, not video frames, and (I hope!) batch-processed (more...)...

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October 6, 2011 Musings

Question of the Day…

“Are Space Monsters imaginary creatures?” my son asks this morning, waking me at the usual 6a.m. Hmm… That’s kind of an interesting one. You see, if you believe that a Universe as big as ours has probably spawned life on planets other than just Earth, then there are Space Creatures out there, somewhere, and no (more...)...

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October 4, 2011 Current Conditions


In the Palisades… And Mammoth Mountain reports 15″ of new snow on the ground. (more...)...

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October 3, 2011 Fritschi Eagle Gear

Fritschi Eagle

Fritschi’s Eagle 10 and Eagle 12 (for maximum DIN setting) replace the Explore/Express bindings as the slightly-lighter alternative to Fritchi’s hugely popular Freeride Pro Alpine Touring Binding. In either version the Eagle is a highly-evolved step-in A/T binding, with a design and feature set almost identical to the Freeride Pro (more…) (more...)...

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