Friday, September 25, 2015

The Green Lakes 50k: The Scenic Way Around!

What is it with me and making wrong turns?  It happens.  And for some reason it happened to me... AGAIN.  I need to get better watching for course markings and memorizing the course layout beforehand!

But on this day around some Green Lakes, I made history for myself.
This is my story...
There I am on the left before I bonked at the CT 50. Photo Credits: Lauren Ashley

Friday, September 18, 2015

I'm on a boat: Lofoten to Kalymnos

Heading towards Grunnfjorden on the Skydancer.
Growing up in Seattle, I became accustomed to the mountains and water surrounding me at all times. Having proximity to both allowed me to explore and fall in love with some of our Earth's great elements, sometimes both in a single day. The mountains provided inspiration and motivation, while the water always gave me a calming emotion that I came to require.

Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to visit other places around the globe that provide a similar, and even closer distance from the mountains to the sea.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Gunks Project

Photos by Christian Fraccia from last years efforts.  The french connection roof is like sculpted marble.
While I can appreciate hucking laps on classics at the local crag or visiting new areas for the first time and seeing how my onsighting skills have fared since my last trip to a brand new crag, its really the route that becomes a project that temporarily scratches my eternal itch.   Every year I have to look a little bit farther from my home base in Burlington, Vermont.  But every year I continue my stubborn, hard headed quest to find new rock climbing projects that kick my ass, humble me and force me to get fitter in mind and body to eventually succeed.  

Friday, August 14, 2015

Eastern Unicorns

Eastern Unicorns from Louise Lintilhac on Vimeo.

It has been a few months since Unicorn Picnic Productions released the webisode I have been working on called "Eastern Unicorns." It has been shared around Facebook but I wanted to share it again with the Mammut community because I am so very proud of what we have put together. It was my first experience with film production and was quite humbling. Mammut played a huge role in making this video come to life and I am eternally grateful for all of the support. Mammut is a company that understands the importance of adventure and camaraderie and because of this, I was able to finish a project that I am proud as an eastern female skier to have been a part of. The community of snow shredders here on the East Coast is tight knit and full of energy, and I am proud and honored to be able to ski with such amazing athletes and call Vermont my home. Some winters are good, some winters are bad, but we always have a blast and it is that essence of fun and dedication that I tried to capture in this piece I did for U.P. TV. Thanks again to everyone who was a part of this project and helped make it happen.

Credits for UPTV: Eastern Unicorns

Louise LintilhacPaige Fitzgerald, and Carla von Trapp Hunter go in search of Big Mountain lines and powder on the east coast. They visit locations such as Stowe, Jay Peak, Mt. Washington, and the Chic Choc mountains of Quebec to try and illustrate the beauty and adventure eastern mountains can offer for this adventurous group of women.

Louise Lintilhac
Paige Fitzgerald
Carla von Trapp Hunter

Brent Harrewyn - Hoverfly Photography
Dana Allen - Dana Allen Photo
Meathead Films -
Matt Kiedaisch - Outsider Media
Jim Surette - Granite Films

Shot on location at:
Stowe, Vermont
Jay Peak, Vermont
The Chic Choc Mountains, Quebec
Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Brent Harrewyn - Hoverfly Photography

ODESZA - "Koto"

Thanks to our "Eastern Unicorn" project sponsors:
Ski Vermont:
Mammut North America:
The Outdoor Gear Exchange:

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Volcano skiing in the PNW: As a Sponge

the Mowich Face of Mt. Rainier (via a 600mm lens)
A couple months ago a good friend and I road-tripped out to the Pacific Northwest, from Montana, for an extended weekend of volcano skiing.  Though the Cascades experienced one of the leanest and warmest winters in recent memory, blue skies were in the forecast, and I had a break from guiding commitments, so we figured to give it a go, Gumball Rally style. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Bouldering Trifecta

This spring, David took two weeks off from work to boulder in Bishop, California. Christine flew down to meet him during her spring break from school. David's two weeks turned into four due to a lack of available work back at home. Chasing cooler temps, David traveled from Bishop to Joe's Valley, Utah to Castle Rocks State Park, Idaho. Christine was lucky enough to follow to Joe's for five days, and even snuck in a weekend trip to Idaho to meet up with David and friends at the end of their trip. Once again, this trip was made a lot more fun by the company of great friends.