Totally Deep Backcountry Skiing Podcast

On Episode 99 of Totally Deep Podcast, Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of bring you the lowdown on the world of uphill and backcountry skiing and boarding. Gear, technique, fashion, jargon, guests, and assorted spray from folks who know how to earn it in the backcountry. The world's best backcountry skiing podcast.  

As Totally Deep notches towards 100 episodes, we bring together two observers of the natural world and ski touring partners in Roman Dial and Alex Lee. Both are professors at Alaska Pacific University; Lee teaches philosophy while Dial has zeroed in on math and biology. 

Lee has been featured on the podcast before. This is Dial's first go. 

If you've done some basic research into Alaskan wilderness adventures, you're likely to have come across Dial's exploits. Dial remains a proto early-adopter considering how one pieces together moving from A to B to C when it entails the encyclopedia of groveling through Alaska's tangle of botany and mountains and hydrology. From packrafting to cycling, skiing, and skating (on ice skates) Dial imagined and realized moving across landscapes, sometimes elegantly, often bedraggled, and just in the knick of time.

I learned on that he stamps his performance metrics as OKTs (only known time) and LKTs (loneliest known time). The link above also includes Dial's adventure CV and does not include his voluminous academic work. 

Dial is also a National Geographic Explorer and the author of The Adventurer's Son.  

On episode 99 of Totally Deep, Dial and Lee discuss researching the natural world on skis, gear revelations, and finding a shared passion for sliding on snow

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And remember: be safe out there. 

On Episode 99 of Totally Deep Podcast:

1) I'm not that good at descending.

2) Shrimp skiing. 

3) Full spectrum skiing. 

4) Gear talk.

5) A clear signal that skiing is in the future.

6) Wilderness skiing.


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Direct download: EP_99_Roman_and_Alex__mixdown.mp3
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