Ian Hall finished second overall in the 6633 Ultra in March 2013. We want to say congrats on the amazing accomplishment! The 6633 Ultra is a 352-mile race from Eagle Plains in the Yukon to the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk which is through the Arctic Circle. This race is a non-stop, self-sufficient foot race. At the beginning of the 2013 race there were 20 starters and only four that finished. Hall’s race time was six days and 19 hours which earned him second place. Check out the pictures below of him at the Arctic Circle and during the race wearing his favorite cold weather face mask, the ColdAvenger!
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Talus Outdoor Technologies’s supported, The Coldest Journey’s Ice Team, is stuck in what Rob Lambert, a crew member, calls the Holey Land. From a blog report posted on April 28th, Rob reported that the Ice Team was stuck in the middle of a minefield of crevasses. Crevasses are holes in the ice that could potentially damage the Cats or injure team members. The Ice Team is focused on predicting the location of crevasses so the ice train can continue the journey safely. But, at the current moment things are standing still until a safe route is found to continue. To stay up-to-date follow our blog or to get the most recent news follow The Coldest Journey’s Blog here.
Check out the video below by Ian Prickett wearing our ColdAvenger face mask, telling everyone about their position and about crossing the Mother of All Blue Ice Crevasses Field. Plus check out their exact position on the live map.
After watching that video, I’ve never been so sure that the ColdAvenger is at home with that crew!
Talus athlete, Bonnie Moebeck, attempted to complete the Arrowhead 135 in January 2013. The Arrowhead 135 is a 60 hour long bike race in which riders have to traverse 135 miles of brutal terrain in the coldest part of Minnesota known as “The Freezer.” Unfortunately Bonnie and about 75% of the other competitors. Check out the race results here. Bonnie and the other competitors ran into a snow storm that made the track very wet and slippery. She and most of the others had to push their bikes most of the way. Read about Bonnie’s experience on her blog here. Here are a few pictures of her during the race taken by Adrian Danciu/Kinocut Pictures while she was using the ColdAvenger.
We are so excited that Wounded Warrior Project has returned to Whitefish again this year. This is our 5th year supporting this project and we are stoked to be spending the week with our Nation’s Heroes at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Skiing with these folks and hanging out with them is one of the biggest highlights of our year. They are the toughest guys and gals on the planet. Of course we’re giving all the Wounded Warriors ColdAvenger face masks, and sponsoring this event is one of the most important things we do here. Our CEO, John Sullivan, and a few of his friends will be hanging out on the slopes with these guys and attending some of the Winter Carnival events with them. You can read bios here on each Wounded Warrior that’s coming this year.
We have just signed a new athlete to the ColdAvenger team; Bonnie Moebeck. Bonnie has a great story of triumph–watch her video here. She has suffered from severe pneumonia along with many other health issues and is still out there doing what she loves. She is set to compete in the brutal winter bike race, the Arrowhead 135 in January and we are going to help her cross the finish line by protecting her lungs and face from the frigid temperatures of Minnesota. Welcome to the team, Bonnie!
As you know we are thoroughly looking forward to our upcoming adventures for the winter of 2012/2013.
One of the expeditions we are sponsoring is The Coldest Journey – a 2,000 mile winter expedition across Antarctica in near-permanent darkness. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who Talus has sponsored in the past is leading the expedition. Check out the video Via CBC television below for more info.
For more info, check out The Coldest Journey press release.
The Warren Miller Tour is more than an awesome event that travels around the country stoking up snow fans for the upcoming ski season. Warren Miller Entertainment has teamed up with The Climate Reality Project to inform show-goers of an issue that should not and cannot be ignored.
“Through this partnership, we hope to expand the dialogue with the winter sports community – including our industry partners, athletes and Warren Miller fans – about protecting our winter lifestyle. Our goal is not to convince anyone that climate change is happening. Rather, our goal is to build an unparalleled assembly of stakeholders across all walks of life and across the political spectrum who proudly align themselves with the “I Am Pro Snow” campaign.”
Ski mountaineer and Talus athlete Doug Stoup is a part of this athlete team, working to support the Climate Reality Project and Warren Miller Entertainment through the I Am Pro Snow campaign.
With the support of Warren Miller and The Climate Reality Project, Doug Stoup works relentlessly to preserve our pristine planet. For more info visit http://climaterealityproject.org/landing/.
Fiennes and his team will begin their six-month expedition on the Spring Equinox to reach the Ross Sea, starting from the Russian base of Novolazareskaya to Captain Scott’s base at McMurdo Sound via the South Pole. This ambitious journey will test human endurance in some of the harshest climates Mother Nature has to offer. The team will travel 4,000 kilometers with temperatures reaching as low as -90°C. These extreme conditions mean that the team will have to be entirely self-sufficient, as aircraft rescue facilities cannot enter Antarctica during winter due to darkness and risk of freezing fuel.
Talus is a gear sponsor for Ranulph and his team. So, we will be posting updates on the team’s journey as quickly as we receive them. Stay tuned for updates and posts on Ranulph Fiennes and The Coldest Journey.
It’s getting to be that time of year again and we couldn’t be more stoked about it. The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter and every day we are getting that much closer to winter.
ColdAvenger athletes are getting their gear ready and buttoning up for their winter adventures. We decided to play a little catch up and see what our athletes have been up to this summer and see what their upcoming plans are for winter.
Felicity Aston has been busy as a bee writing her book about her last expedition. She spent the summer in Iceland to focus on her writing and is beginning her UK-wide speaking tour this Autumn to talk about her experiences in Antarctica. You can check out her speaking schedule here.
Marek Klonowski will be going back to Nanga Parbat for a third and hopeful final attempt to become the first team to climb the mountain in winter.
Stay tuned to the blog to keep up with Talus athletes and their upcoming expeditions. We will be posting updates as quickly as we receive them from each and every one of our athletes.
We are stoked to announce that John Supon has been added to the elite list of Talus athletes. John has a fascinating story to tell and Talus is incredibly excited to be a part of his future.
John was paralyzed in a car accident a few years back and has since become an incredible sit-skier, rower and para-Olympic competitor.
John – we are more than excited to have you on board–welcome to the team!