[Podcast] How to be a Splitboard Mountaineer with Rafael Pease: Stories from the Skintrack Episode 2

How to be a Splitboard Mountaineer with Rafael Pease: Stories from the Skintrack Episode 2
November 18th, 2020

Welcome to Episode 2 of Stories from the Skintrack, a special four-part podcast series on the show to help you learn about avalanche and mountain safety through the personal experiences of four special guests. We will be talking about close calls and fatalities, tips and tricks on getting into backcountry skiing and splitboarding, climate change, inclusion, mentorship and much more.

My guest on this episode is Rafael Pease, a splitboard mountaineer and environmentalist and founder of Connections Movement, an award-winning production company telling stories from remote corners of Earth to inspire action and create change.  I’ve been so impressed by his ability as an athlete and storyteller on human-powered, high-altitude expeditions and I’m excited to chat with him today about his background and accomplishments, the role of skiers and snowboarders as activists and advice for people who want to become mountaineers.

Stories from the Skintrack is brought to you in partnership/collaboration with Backcountry.com. The first item ever sold on Backcountry.com was an avalanche beacon out of a garage in Park City, UT way back in 1996. For over 20 years, Backcountry has been dedicated to gearing up folks for safe & unforgettable experiences on the skintrack.  Whether you are thinking about getting into backcountry skiing this year, or just need to make sure you are adequately prepared with the right gear, the Backcountry Gearheads are amazing resources that can help you find exactly what you need. And be sure to also check out your local avalanche forecast center for additional education & information….  gear + knowledge = safety and fun for all!  Thanks for listening today & stay tuned for the next episode of Stories from the Skintrack.

Check out their gear guide: https://www.backcountry.com/sc/winter-gear-guide

Special thanks to Avery Sandack for his help with the audio on today’s episode, to my partner Rob Lea for being extra quiet while recording and to Jonah Cuddy for the beautiful intro and outro music. If you liked today’s episode, please rate, review and share it with a friend. Until next time.