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May 3, 2012
Over the Hill and Picking Up Speed

Team CLIF skiier Donny Roth sent us this report from his recent trip to Glacier National Park where Sweetgrass Productions is shooting for its latest film.  Donny had a chance to ski some amazing lines and ruminate on being the eldest member of his crew.  The fantastic images are courtesy of Ben Sturgulewski of Sweetgrass Productions.  Be on the lookout for the new film in the fall of 2013 - it should be another stellar celebration of winter.

I remember one summer, long ago, my

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George Thoma
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Winter Sports
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Apr 25, 2012
Amy Sproston Wins the 100K World Championships!

This past Sunday, Montrail runner Amy Sproston won the 100K World Championships held in Seregno, Italy.  The course was a mix of alleys, parks, parking lots, rough roads and tight turns – a varied 20K loop that the runners completed 5 times (math!!).  Amy shocked the field, and herself, with the win as she had been battling a pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis a few weeks before the event.  Amy improved on her 11th place finish in 2011 and completed the course in

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George Thoma
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Running
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Apr 19, 2012
Mighty Fine Tree Skiing

OK, I know what you are going to say – “if I hear one more thing about that Josh Daiek kid, I am going to lose it!”    What?  Two posts in two weeks is too much?  Well, sorry.

Now that Josh has some downtime after crushing the Freeskiing World Tour, he edited this short piece from some fine Washington state tree skiing.  Since no one here at the office really got any epic pow days, we are clinging to the last shreds of winter any way we can - and this video satisfies!  Enjoy Josh

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George Thoma
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Winter Sports
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Apr 9, 2012
Josh Daiek Wins Overall at Freeskiing World Tour!

Team CLIF skier Josh Daiek won the final round of the Subaru Freeskiing Word Tour on his home mountain - Kirkwood near Lake Tahoe, CA.  This was the last stop of a seven mountain tour and Josh used his local knowledge to move from second place overall to the title on the final day.  The event was held on the "forbidden Cirque" - a run in Kirkwood's backcountry that is normally closed.  The low snow fall this year left lots of rock features exposed and forced the athletes to rethink

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George Thoma
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Winter Sports
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Mar 30, 2012
Team Clif Climber Wins 2012 Piolet d’Or

Team Clif climber and Shabin dweller, Freddie Wilkinson was awarded a Piolet d’Or (Golden Ice Axe, if you must ask) for the alpine style ascent of Saser Kangri II, previously the second-highest unclimbed peak at 7518 meters.  Along with his climbing partners Steve Swenson and Mark Richey, Freddie received the award at a ceremony in Chamonix, France March 24th.  The expedition was one of 6 nominees chosen as the highest achievements in mountaineering for the past year.  Wilkinson and

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George Thoma
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Climbing
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