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Chris Benchetler getting it good. photo - Peter Morning
Team Clif Bar Blog
Mar 23, 2011
This is Skiing!

Over the course of the last year, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Nick Waggoner and his partners at Sweetgrass Productions. They are truly incredible individuals with a vision unlike any others in the world of film today. It's an honor to be in involved with helping them to bring this project to life...from the desk Clif Bar where I sit, working for this one of a kind organization that aims to share the love right back through bringing beauty and vision full circle to feed

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B Cole
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Mar 21, 2011
Fantastic Foursome Take on the Incredible Hulk

Team CLIF BAR member Lorenzo Worster and Mammoth based Telemark ski mountaineer Nate Greenberg (co-author of Backcountry Skiing California's Eastern Sierra) have been long time friends. Though they have traveled and skied throughout the US, the reality is that they have done very little skiing in Sierra together. So when Lorenzo called Nate and proposed putting together a day of skiing in the Bridgeport area, Nate jumped on it. In the flow of their planning process, they managed to grab another Mammoth local (and world renowned adventure photographer) Christian Pondella and Tahoe based Team CLIF ski mountaineer John Morrison.

PONDELLA_HULK_getting there

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B Cole
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Mar 7, 2011
Bouldering in France: Fontainebleau Cheese and Slopers

When you live in Yosemite year round like Team CLIF BAR climber Beth Rodden, the winter season can get a little tough to say the least. With 2 storms in the past 3 weeks bringing over 10 feet of snow to the Sierra, it's no wonder that Beth and her crew of climbing partners up and left town in search of some more suitable climbing conditions. Below Beth gives a firsthand account of some of her travels in France, exploration of some of the culinary delights, and time well spent with friends in the forest of Fontainebleau. A month in France.... We left the Bay area early one Saturday morning. This was to be my first overseas trip in almost two years due to injury setbacks, and too many fun options in the Sierra. But, with six of my closest friends all heading over to spend a month bouldering in the forest of Fontainebleau, I couldn't resist joining the fun. Everyone on this trip is a foodie. And it's pretty hard not to be when you live in Berkeley. Luckily for all of them, they can delve into the wonders of French cuisine. Not so lucky for me, I am violently allergic to dairy products, which are probably the biggest staple in French cooking.

Beth2 - Dairy

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B Cole
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Mar 3, 2011
John Morrison Touches Base Between Summits

There are very few people that get after it in the backcountry like Team CLIF BAR member John Morrison. Though now up to ears in powder again, here is a first-hand account from some of his January excursions into the great Eastern Sierra.

 

Mendehall From BMor - From John Morrison

January's run of high pressure in California has made it a month to remember for back country skiing and ski mountaineering in the High Sierra. Clear skies and stable weather made tagging peaks and skiing amazing lines a breeze. The

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Feb 23, 2011
On The Road with Solitaire: The Making of the Ski and Snowboard Film

On The Road with Solitaire is a 12-part webisode series following Sweetgrass Productions in the making of their new 2-year project, the South American backcountry ski and snowboarding film "Solitaire." New episodes will be released on the 21st of every month, and as a proud supporter of this beautiful work, we at Clif Bar & Company are excited to bring them to you here.

Episode One introduces Solitaire and some of the landscapes the crew encountered in their first season of

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