I don’t know how Halsted won this contest so quickly; he must have a mind that snaps faster than those old Cubco bindings he still skis on. Yep, the photos below are of Dick Barrymore, who more than any single man started the modern “edgy” style of ski films now promulgated by dozens (if not hundreds) of film companies. Barrymore died a few weeks ago, so we just want to say goodbye to Dick and thank him for his lifemark film “Last of the Ski Bums.” Obit here.
I love Barrymore’s autobiography, “Breaking Even.” That’s where you’ll find the credo of the ski bum: “Forget becoming a millionaire–just live like one!”
|Photo from Barrymore’s bio, caption says “Dicks first homemade helmet camera made from a motorcycle helmet, sheet metal, a 16-millimeter wind-up camera and a Draino can filled with sand for a counter weight.” (Probably mid to late 1960s.)|
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Last Friday’s contest with the Scot Schmidt magazine spread may have been too easy. Perhaps this one is tougher. No hints yet, except to say this will be WildSnow’s way of honoring a man who had big influence on a segment of the ski industry we’ve all enjoyed for years. I’ll bring in more info and perhaps a different photo if we don’t get a winner within the first hour or so. Name the man below (leave a comment) and Backcountry Access will drop ship a free backpack to your door.
|Name this guy and win a backpack.|