Lou in the Media This Morning

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | December 27, 2006      

Morning Update:
Well, I guess adventure is where you find it. I don’t like public speaking all that much, but radio is easier because you don’t have to worry about if your fly is open or not. I’d even call it fun on occasion, and this morning turned out to be just that. Conniff is a good interviewer and seemed genuinely interested in my take on risk sports, backcountry skiing, and even some mountain spirituality. Somehow he got me to dust the powder off and re-tell my old avalanche story from 1982 — I hope that wasn’t too booring for some of you guys who’ve heard the whole thing before. I really enjoyed it when Conniff started musing about ski bums wasting their lives away, and I pointed out that mountain culture requires diversity — so there we have it! As for the government providing free Avalungs, we didn’t get to that. Darn. Interesting way to spend a part of a rest-day. Now some shopping for the Europe trip!

Talking backcountry skiing at KNFO.
At KNFO this morning.

This morning (December 27) starting at 8:00 AM I’ll be on the Michael Conniff show, a local Colorado talk show that’s available on various radio channels around the Aspen and Vail, Colorado area. Talking backcountry skiing of course! KNFO SmartRadio is in Colorado, 106.1 in Aspen and 94.3 in Carbondale, and some other channel around Vail, I think…

Conniff is an interesting fellow with an inquisitive mind, so we should have a lively conversation. He’s a diehard liberal so perhaps he’ll come up with concepts such as free lift tickets or free Avalalungs for all comers, or some other socialistic scheme that even a somewhat conservative guy such as myself can cheer. Perhaps free gasoline for trailhead drives. We’ll see.

Capitol and Snowmass 14,000 foot Colorado mountains.
Capitol Peak (left) and Snowmass Mountain (right) as seen yesterday from Marble Peak. These two noble Colorado fourteeners are local landmarks we all love to climb, sometimes ski, or just sooth our eyeballs with.


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5 Responses to “Lou in the Media This Morning”

  1. wolfy December 27th, 2006 12:36 pm

    Why do we need all that free stuff? Is the government supposed to take pitty on me because I blew all my cash on skis and boots and can’t afford an avalung? There are a lot more deserving than us.


  2. Lou December 27th, 2006 3:29 pm

    Just a joke… I’d rather feed the hungry.

  3. anthony benham December 27th, 2006 8:50 pm

    we were skiing up in the alleys on tue 12-26 me rick wilder and max taam and four dogs, we were outnumbered by the dogs but that is not unusual. someone else set the track on either christmas eve day or christmas day and opened the seal on alley three so we did a halfer in alley three and then went back up intending to open alley two. at the top of the small peak between two and three we stopped to do our thing and rick dropped his glove which rolled down the slope and two of the dogs went after it. they got to the glove, of course neither of them bring it back, and they’re kinda starting back up and rick hollars out it’s goin and sure enough it was. the crown did not extend to the dogs and no one rode, we were lucky, we had not imagined such a tender condition. we skied two along side it after that and enjoyed the snow that was left. the bed surface was an icy old suncrust which exists on the south aspect of each of those alley bowls esp. no name so the slopes that haven’t gone probably need just a little more snow and they could move on their own. we were up there again today and the wind blew hard overnight and harder slab to that bad snow that slid yesterday

  4. Lou December 27th, 2006 10:12 pm

    Thanks for keeping us informed Anthony. I’ll move your comment to the Marble Avalanche post when I get a chance.

  5. Scott Todd December 29th, 2006 2:10 pm

    Can you podcast your interview? I’d love to listen.

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