Chris Davenport has long been a name in the ski touring world. He was the first person to ski all of Colorado’s Fourteeners in less than a year and has successful ski descents around the world. He’s also the author of Ski the 14ers and Fifty Classic Ski Descents in North America and has helped develop gear for brands including Scarpa and Kaestle skis.
He joined Doug at the Cripple Creek Backcountry shop at Aspen Highlands to talk about preparing for the season and finding the perfect setup. Check it out and keep tabs on Chris at his website.
Manasseh Franklin is a writer, editor and big fan of walking uphill. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction and environment and natural resources from the University of Wyoming and especially enjoys writing about glaciers. Find her other work in Alpinist, Adventure Journal, Rock and Ice, Aspen Sojourner, AFAR, Trail Runner and Western Confluence.