Totally Deep Backcountry Skiing Podcast

In Episode 102 of Totally Deep Podcast, Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of www.cripplecreekbc.com 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.

Doug calls September 15th the defacto start to pre-season training for backcountry skiing. Some call it dryland training. Some call it mountain biking. And some call it a "better late than never." If you are someone in need of a gentle nudge to get the motor revved and the soft tissue primed for your winter objectives, Zahan Billimoria spends some time on the pod discussing his perspective on training the whole body for mountain pursuits.

Billimoria comes to Totally Deep from the hills of Jackson, Wyoming, where he runs Samsara, an online and brick-and-mortar training service for mountain athletes. In a not-so-past life, Z was a standout mountain/ski guide for Exum. You can learn more about his experience as a guide and navigating dicey terrain in the mountains. Here are two good options; the first, a Totally Deep episode featuring Zahan, and the second, a Patagonia/TGR film.

 

Have a listen and get ready for the impending vert and lovely descents. Thanks for listening and joining us for the 2022-2023 season. 

And remember: be safe out there. 

On Episode 102 of Totally Deep Podcast:

1) The Triple Dip and a winter of potential.

2) Training local. 

3) Prepping for the uphill and descending on skis.

4) Evolving as a skier through training.

5) Thoughts on aerobic endurance.

6) Movement-oriented exercises and their place in athlete IQ. 

7) Forming training habits and making time; squeezing the juice out of the lemon. 

More info about TDP at Totally Deep Podcast Blog on Cripplecreekbc.com or wildsnow.com.

Comments: info@cripplecreekbc.com.

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Backcountry Skiing, Uphill Skiing, Rando (skimo?) Racing, Splitboarding, it's all uphill from here.

 

 

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Benedikt "Bene" Böhm, the CEO of Dynafit is a force of nature. Pushing into his mid-40s, the husband and father of three epitomizes life balance not by teetering near the fulcrum but by living near the extreme ends of the see-saw. He logs upwards of 30,000' of weekly vert, steers an international mountain products brand, and believes in full-value parenting.

To do as Böhm does, which is aspirational, might require a reassessment and a full-time live-in assistant to infill the calendar — there's seemingly no downtime. His 24-hour cycle is more like a 48-72 hour jam-packed time expanse for lesser motivated mortals. Perhaps the only explanation for his stoke and inexhaustibility rests on the cusps of special relativity, where time slows as one approaches the speed of light. There's some exaggeration here, but you get the point; Böhm gets stuff done.      

Under Böhm's leadership, Dynafit has seen its global reach expand and entrance into the more general mountain endurance markets, like trail and mountain running, and solidify its place in the ski touring segment. In the mountains, he has climbed and skied 8000m peaks in the high Himalayas, single push traversed across the Alps, scorched the skimo scene as part of the German national ski mo team, and generally helped define the modern concept of moving efficiently through the mountains. Although we overuse the term "light and fast" here at WildSnow, Böhm embodies that style. 

Suppose you're in the German Alps outside Munich on a patrouille im morgengrauen (German for dawn patrol according to Google Translate) and a Lycra-clad speedster cloaked head to toe in Dynafit steamrolls by. In that case, you may have caught a glimpse of Böhm's pre-work routine. If you zero in for the chase, get ready for some L5.

Böhm should help usher in the 2022-2023 season of Totally Deep; we are close to shorter days and frozen precipitation. If you need the motivation to get fit, make plans, and be your best self, this podcast is a self-help get-off-your-bum nudge.

For some video inspiration, the Interwebs become a gold mine if you want to learn more about Böhm and his exploits. Here are a few cherry-picked ski documentaries. 

2019 Speed Trans-Alp

Sea to Summit in Iran

Ski touring speed record on Dhaulagiri 7 summit under 8 hours

Thanks for listening and joining us for the 2022-2023 season.  

More info about TDP at Totally Deep Podcast Blog on Cripplecreekbc.com or wildsnow.com.

And remember: be safe out there. 

On Episode 101 of Totally Deep Podcast:

1) Randy and Doug start thinking snow and progress beyond the run-walk.

2) Böhm's single-day pursuits are jam-packed.  

3) Embracing the 3AM wake-up call.

4) Giving back to the community.

5) The Dynafit progression: from skis to boots.

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Or leave a voicemail: 970-510-0450

Backcountry Skiing, Uphill Skiing, Rando (skimo?) Racing, Splitboarding, it's all uphill from here.

More info about TDP at Totally Deep Podcast Blog on Cripplecreekbc.com or wildsnow.com.



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On Episode 100 of Totally Deep Podcast, a quick celebration for Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of www.cripplecreekbc.com for making it to episode 100! As usual, they 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 finally notches episode 100, Doug and Randy  banter just a bit about the past and the totality that is Totally Deep. They also converse with Jack Kuenzle who recently blasted up and down Mt. Hood to establish a new fastest known time (FKT). Kuenzle gives the FKT lowdown and reveals, in scientific terms, why wearing underwear only and skimo gear was his ticket to ride. Note, Kuenzle's underwear choice is pretty ho-hum, Champion, which means this fast cat must be a man of the people.

Kuenzle also provides insight into a training mission up Mt. Shasta, during which he snapped both skis. Kuenzle also holds the roundtrip FKT for Mt. Shasta.

Thanks for listening and hanging in there until episode 100. 

More info about TDP at Totally Deep Podcast Blog on Cripplecreekbc.com or wildsnow.com.

And remember: be safe out there. 

On Episode 100 of Totally Deep Podcast:

1) The 8th season and 100th episode.

2) The Mt. Hood FKT with Jack Kuenzle.

3) Crampons are a must.

4) Athletes and heat generation.

5) The Shasta lessons.

6) The transition from running to skiing.

7) Any means necessary and the FKT game.

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Backcountry Skiing, Uphill Skiing, Rando (skimo?) Racing, Splitboarding, it's all uphill from here.

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On Episode 99 of Totally Deep Podcast, Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of www.cripplecreekbc.com 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 fastestknowntime.com 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

More info about TDP at Totally Deep Podcast Blog on Cripplecreekbc.com or wildsnow.com.

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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Backcountry Skiing, Uphill Skiing, Rando (skimo?) Racing, Splitboarding, it's all uphill from here.

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On Episode 98 of Totally Deep Podcast, Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of www.cripplecreekbc.com 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.  This 98th episode of the Totally Deep Podcast features the EMGT and a live recorded interview with Cam Smith. Smith holds the course record for the race with Tom Goth, winning last year's race in 6:06:24. (Damn!)

More info about TDP at Totally Deep Podcast Blog on Cripplecreekbc.com or wildsnow.com.

And remember: be safe out there. 

On Episode 98 of Totally Deep Podcast:

1) An intro from Randy and Doug (and Randy's commitment to race next year).

2) Live from the EMGT with Doug and Cam Smith.

3) Reliving the past.

4) Skimo in Europe.

5) Nordic skiing rivals.

6) EMGT strategy.

7) Rehashing the 2022 EMGT with Randy and Doug.

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Backcountry Skiing, Uphill Skiing, Rando (skimo?) Racing, Splitboarding, it's all uphill from here.

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On Episode 97 of Totally Deep Podcast, Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of www.cripplecreekbc.com 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. 

Straight to the point, this episode is about the gear we're skiing and the items you might be on next season. For those hoping Randy is along for this hour-long audio trip, he took a break—Jason Albert from WildSnow hops on the spare mic. 

More info about TDP at Totally Deep Podcast Blog on Cripplecreekbc.com or wildsnow.com.

And remember: be safe out there. 

On Episode 97 of Totally Deep Podcast:

1) An intro from WildSnow.

2) An update from the PNW.

3) Mt Hood FKTs.

4) The gear...skis and boots.

5) Talk of avy airbag packs at the ski shop.

6) The rise of ATK.

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Backcountry Skiing, Uphill Skiing, Rando (skimo?) Racing, Splitboarding, it's all uphill from here.

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On Episode 96 of Totally Deep Podcast, Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of www.cripplecreekbc.com 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. In this episode, Doug and Randy banter about a high-pressure January, a snazzy new boot from Dynafit, the football playoffs (they are long-suffering Bills and Bengals fans), and their list of data-driven ways to stay motivated for the dawn patrol. 

More info about TDP at Totally Deep Podcast Blog on Cripplecreekbc.com or wildsnow.com.

On Episode 96 of Totally Deep Podcast: 

1. Doug's apologies and excuses for the podcast lapse.

2. Keeping the panic away when the snow doesn't fly.

3. Throwing the perfect game in the NFL playoffs.

4. Blower and bomber and the avy forecast.

5. Staying fit and a positive outcome. 

6. The magical iPhone X boot...Dynafit TlT X.

7. A gear price hike for next year.

8. Dawn patrol and tips to stay motivated for it.

9. Join the dawn patrol club.

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Backcountry Skiing, Uphill Skiing, Rando (skimo?) Racing, Splitboarding, it's all uphill from here.

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