1. Pre-Season Cross Training - Kim Havell

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    Kim mountain bikes, climbs, and does open-water swimming in order to help get her body ready for freeskiing and ski mountaineering. In the video below, she talks about the importance of cross training for well-rounded athleticism, and then dons a wetsuit for some laps in String Lake. - See more at: http://www.backcountry.com/explore/preseason-training-mountain-athlete-training-center-with-kim-havell#sthash.AT0waXae.dpuf

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    • Pre-Season Mountain Chassis Training with Kim Havell and Rob Shaul

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      Rob Shaul’s Mountain Athlete Gym in Jackson, Wyoming, is where Backcountry athletes like Kim Havell, Griffin Post, and Pip Hunt develop the strength and endurance required for high-stakes mountain sports. To forge a direct correlation between gym training and performance in the mountains, Rob likes to build workouts focused on what he calls the “mountain chassis.” In this video, Rob and Kim share three strength building mountain chassis exercises that are easy to do at home. All you’ll need is a 16-inch bench and a pair of dumbbells— Rob recommends a 15 pound set for women and a 25 pound set for men.

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      • Mountain Athlete Training Center with Kim Havell

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        Rob Shaul’s Mountain Athlete Gym in Jackson, Wyoming, is where Backcountry athletes like Kim Havell, Griffin Post, and Pip Hunt develop the strength and endurance required for high-stakes mountain sports. The Backcountry video crew dropped in to witness a fast paced training session and capture the essence of the Mountain Athlete approach to fitness. As the first of a three part series, this video focuses on the history and training philosophy of the Mountain Athlete Gym.

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        • The Otter Kind

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          The Otter Kind The ultra-classic Otter Body route on the Grand Teton was first skied in 1996 when Jackson locals Doug Coombs and Mark Newcomb headed up to give it a try. It was Newcomb’s job interview for a guide position with Coomb’s heli-ski operation in Alaska. He passed the test, and the duo headed up north shortly thereafter. The route has seen more skiers since then, including a few in 2013, with Exum guides Zahan Billamoria, Brendan O’Neill, Dan Corn, and a few others pulling off winter descents, and Kim Havell completing a first female descent in the spring. This short film documents some of what goes into skiing one of the biggest lines in the US with The Otter Kind. Edit: Michelle Smith Video: Tristan Greszko Kim Havell Michelle Smith Photography: Kim Havell Mark Newcomb Pete Gaston Music Dexter Britain: Calling Instrumental Summers Coming http://www.dexterbritain.co.uk/ Thanks to: Patrick McDermott Jesse Malman Gabe Rogel Tristan Greszko

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          • Black Diamond - Kim Havell - Venom Ice Axe

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            Backcountry.com athlete Kim Havell reviews the Venom Ice Axe. Click the link below for more details- http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-venom-adze

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            • Black Diamond - Kim Havell - Sabretooth Crampon

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              Backcountry.com athlete Kim Havell reviews the Sabretooth Crampon Click the link below for more details- http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-sabretooth-pro-crampon

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              • Osprey - Kim Havell - Variant 52

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                Backcountry.com athlete Kim Havell reviews the Variant 52 from Osprey. Click the link below for more details- http://www.backcountry.com/osprey-packs-variant-52-backpack-3000-3400cu-in

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                • White Gold Fever Episode 1: Vintage Snow

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                  In times gone by, the Rocky Mountains lured both rugged prospectors and snow crazed entrepreneurs with the promise of riches. Today, it is the inexorable pull of a certain White Gold that draws a group of backcountry skiers and snowboarders to embark on an exploration of Colorado’s ghost towns and lost ski resorts. Over the next two winters, we will invoke the spirit of these magical places as we search for what brings us to these areas today. Episode I: Vintage Snow By: Michelle Smith Redstone, Colorado is a town made from dreams. Framed by snow-draped evergreens & jagged red canyon walls, it is difficult to imagine a more idyllic mountain town. Charming Victorian-era houses with backyards rolling into the bubbling Crystal River neatly line Redstone’s Main Street. Strolling down Main on a frosty late December afternoon, I hear children laughing as church bells ring the hour. Near the end of Main, I am beckoned by the impossibly quaint General Store, the exterior of which is festooned by signs from a by-gone era. Redstone’s dreamlike quality is no accident. It is a universe created by an entrepreneur named John Cleveland Osgood in the late 1800’s. Osgood founded the Colorado Fuel Company and built the town of Redstone after learning that the region was rich in coal. Unlike many mining magnates looking for a quick buck, Osgood had grander ambitions. As a social and industrial experiment, he constructed 84 homes to house miners with families, plus an elegant 20-room hotel for his single employees. Each building had indoor plumbing and electricity, rare luxuries for the period. Osgood also built a clubhouse with a library and theatre for employees. Even better, Osgood’s second wife, a mysterious foreigner nicknamed Lady Bountiful, was known to walk Redstone on Christmas to deliver gifts to children of the workers. When Osgood passed away in 1926, so passed his little feudal empire in the Colorado Rockies. The mines closed and the town of Redstone was nearly abandoned. In the 1950s, Frank Kistler felt the Redstone dream when he proposed plans to build a ski resort on the slopes above Cleveholm, Osgood’s old mansion, now commonly referred to as Redstone Castle. This ambition took root somewhere other than reality, because it yielded just one T-bar lift that spun from 1960/61. Today, Redstone, population 130, relies on tourism to survive, yet its personality and sense of history thrives. I walked its streets and explored the surrounding canyons and mountainsides in hopes that I too could feel the Redstone dream for at least a moment. This video shows what I found. Shot: Redstone, CO + additional snow dreams captured at Aspen Highlands, CO and Jackson Hole, WY. Camera: Panasonic GH2

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                  • SIA 2012: Salomon Guardian Binding

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                    Backcountry.com athlete Kim Havell discusses the Salomon Guardian Binding at the 2012 SIA Show in Denver.

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