If you’re in @aspensnowmass this Wednesday you should go to Aspen Sports to listen to @steepskiing talk about last spring’s #volcanotour.
Posts tagged VolcanoTour
Jess McMillan discusses the #VolcanoTour in an interview with EpicTV.
@steepskiing has spoken. And the winner of the #mysummit photo contest is… @clarkfyans with this shot atop Mt. Lassen! It certainly captures the spirit of “the summit” and sure didn’t hurt that it was on a #VolcanoTour summit. A ton of amazing photos were submitted - nice work everyone! (Taken with instagram)
Freeskier Magazine interview with Chris Davenport about the #VolcanoTour reveals many a #ProTip. We suggest you read it.
By: Chris Davenport
Written on May 22, 2012
Reflecting on the past two weeks, this has been a trip we will never forget. As I wrote in the last post from Mt. Baker, the end of our Volcano Tour has been bittersweet. We had so much fun with so many great partners on so many peaks that we are now in a strange post-expedition funk where the only remedy is continued activity – yoga, climbing, and running have filled the void here in Seattle. Jess and I have some of our favorite Whole Foods recipes from the trip to share w/ you, and of course, we have some wholehearted thanks to give to everyone who helped make this one of the most fun adventures we have ever had.
First off, here is a summary of the route info and data from the Volcano Tour:
For those of you thinking about a similar goal, we have two recommendations: First, definitely build a couple of rest days into your plan. Climbing / skiing days can be long and your body needs to recover so you can keep up the pace. Sleep is crucial, even if you never seem to get enough. Second, make sure you are getting enough calories, and the right kind of calories, to fuel your adventure. The recipes below are a few of our favorites from the trip and were designed by Healthy Eating Specialist Sarah Morgan at Whole Foods Market.
High Protein Waffles:
- 1 cup rolled oatmeal
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Spray oil for griddle
REPEAT RECIPE FOR MORE WAFFLES/PANCAKES. CAN BE FROZEN FOR LATER USE.
Method: Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Spray waffle iron or griddle , spoon batter into iron or griddle and cook until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup, nut butter and fresh fruit.
The Hulk Smoothie:
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 TBSP flax seed
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
- 1-2 scoops protein powder of choice
- 1 TBSP Maca Powder
MAKES ONE SMOOTHIE.
Method: Layer blender with orange juice, banana, flaxseed, protein powder, maca powder, spinach, and kale. Blend until smooth and add more orange juice as desired.
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By: Chris Davenport
During the ‘Ring of Fire’ Tour, we had many lighthearted moments out there on the volcanoes. Here are a few select quotes that always seem to make us laugh:
Super fan: “Is Chris Davenport in here? “
Super Fan: “Can I get a photo? Oh, and is that Daron Rahlves? Can I get a photo with him too?”
Dav: “Dude! It’s 3:30 in the morning and Daron is in his underwear.”
Super Fan: “So?”
…6 hours later…
“Jess, you may be taking it one volcano at a time. Right now, I’m taking it one step at a time.” -Daron Rahlves.
“This is my favorite volcano so far.” – Jess McMillan (she said that every day)
“What did you call that repelling technique? The two shits grip?” - Jess
“What are you talking about?” - Dav
“You said that technique was the two shits grip. I assumed that meant that if it didn’t work, you would have to clean your pants out twice.” – Jess
“This is my first time doing this. Do you think I will be alright?” Random dude we met camping on the summit.
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We received the following letter (w/ above photo) in our email@example.com email account in response to the #MYSUMMIT Instagram Photo Contest we have going on right now. It’s too good not to share.
(Names / personal details removed to protect the innocent.)
Dear Spyder and Chris Davenport:
Your coverage of the ‘Ring of Fire’ Volcano Tour - and the ensuing uproar in the wake of the team’s sweep through the Pacific Northwest - has provided endless amusement around here (Washington State) over the past month. Unfortunately, [I don’t have an Apple / Android device], so I am unable to participate in your ‘summit shot’ contest. Nevertheless, I do feel compelled to send you this ‘hero shot’ photo from the summit of Mt. Lassen circa 1975. Posing after ‘bagging a summit’ was as ridiculous then as it is currently in 2012 - so my friend [redacted] and I took tongue-in-cheek photos of each other before the ski descent that day. Please note that I was skiing on a pair of wooden Landsem touring skis with lignostone edges, three-pin bindings and Alfa boots - we had never seen alpine touring gear at this point in time. No Spyder outfits either - those are Clarke Craghopper knickers, a Sierra Designs 60/40 jacket and REI gaiters. The bamboo shaft Chouinard-Frost piolet now hangs on my wall, a pricey collector’s item these days. Oh … and no Land Yacht with Whole Foods smoothies waiting at the bottom - we slept in the back of my Pinto station wagon and ate instant oatmeal.
[My friend] made a prediction sometime in the 70s when we were skiing throughout the Sierras with this paraphernalia - that eventually the backcountry would be filled with skiers … his statement seemed absolutely preposterous at the time. It turns out he was really quite the visionary.
Thanks for writing, [redacted]. We thoroughly enjoyed reading your story.
-Your Friends and Fellow Mountain Enthusiasts at Spyder
The #volcanotour has wrapped, and now it’s time to see YOUR summit photos! #mysummit More info at blog.spyder.com/MySummit (Taken with instagram)
@steepskiing, @jmcmillan and friends make their way to the summit of Mt. Rainier during the #VolcanoTour. #MySummit (Taken with instagram)