Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Davenport's Blanca and Shavano reports are in...

On Shavano's summit, late in the day. They finished the ski by headlamp...
-15 degrees. Skiing great powder on Blanca Peak

5,300 vertical feet and almost 10 miles -- long enough that by the end, the sun was setting.

For the full report, and tons of great photos, visit www.skithe14ers.com

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who really cares? The whole project is no more than a publicity stunt for Red Bull. Just goes to show what a lot of money and a pro skier can do.

Dena Rosenberry said...

Huh. Hadn't noticed the whole Red Bull thing till you pointed it out. Thanks.

Personally, I love reading about these personal quests.

Anonymous said...

you ask who really cares?
well some of us who like reading about it and maybe who cannot physically do the things he does live vicariously through him. money or no money backing him do you atleast give the guy credit for what he has accomplished by skiing these peaks or maybe you can do the same thing and just choose not to write about it. either way - my hat is off to Davenport and I ENJOY reading about it.

Zen said...

What, did you think he should have done it for free? That he'd take a year off work to chase the snows, ski the peaks, and then bury the memories in the back of his private hall closet? You telling me that if a sponsor offered to pay your way so you could chase your dream you would turn it down in favor of another year in the cubicle?

Biker Betty said...

I think this is a whole lot more than a publicity stunt. Most people don't take on projects like this and stick with it for the whole year unless they have a personal drive and desire to do so. That he was able to get a sponsor should not deminish in any way the huge accomplishment he is about to complete.