BC Banter: Verb Cabin Releases “Places To Go” Trailer, American Alpine Institute Announces Guide Like Liz Scholarship Recipients, Flylow Drops Lifestyle Line and DPS Partners with POW

VerbCabin Releases “Places To Go” Trailer

LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. Last November, Backcountry contributor Jim Harris fractured several vertebrae while practicing with a kite to cross the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap, an accident that left him with a loss of movement in his lower body. Now, Verb Cabin, a Tahoe-based multimedia group, is telling Jim’s story of strength, courage and perseverance. The short documentary is due out this fall, and the trailer dropped this week.

Places To Go – A Jim Harris Story – Official Trailer from Verb Cabin on Vimeo.

American Alpine Institute Announces Guide Like Liz Scholarship Recipients

BELLINGHAM, WASH. The American Alpine Institute (AAI), a Washington-based guide service and instructional outfitter, has announced the inaugural recipients for the Guide Like Liz Scholarship. The scholarship celebrates the memory of Liz Daley—an AAI guide who died last September in an avalanche in Argentina—by awarding grants to women in pursuit of guiding education. According to AAI’s blog, this year’s recipients include Lizzy VanPatten, Katelyn Spradley, Amy Ness and Haley Johnston, each of whom will receive between $750 and $1,000 to put toward courses and certifications. In another effort to memorialize Daley, the Liz Rocks Campaign is seeking funds to create an outdoor rock climbing facility in Liz’s hometown of Tacoma, Wash. Read more about the campaign at lizrocks.com.

Liz Daley died in an avalanche in Argentina on Monday, September 29. [Photo] Adam Clark

Liz Daley died in an avalanche in Argentina on Monday, September 29. [Photo] Adam Clark

Flylow Introduces Lifestyle Line for Spring 2016

LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. Announced this week, apparel brand Flylow Gear will unveil their new Campfire Casual styles at next month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show. Flylow, according to a press release and SIA data, is the fastest growing ski apparel brand in 2015, and with Campfire Casual, they’ll add riding shirts, windbreakers and hoodies to their apparel lineup. “We’ve always sought to make gear that lets you stay out longer, wherever you are and whatever you’re up to,” says Dan Abrams, president and cofounder of Flylow. “The first requirement of Flylow Campfire Casual is to be ready for action, but the reality is that it’s also made for serious relaxing.”

What's cookin' from Flylow. [Photo] Courtesy Flylow

What’s cookin’ from Flylow. [Photo] Courtesy Flylow

DPS Partners with Protect Our Winters

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Ski-maker DPS has partnered with Protect Our Winters (POW), the climate-change advocacy nonprofit, during their Dreamtime preorder event and, this week, they dropped this video announcing the relationship. During Dreamtime, which lasts from July 15 through August 1, DPS will donate $50 from every pair of skis featuring special-edition POW artwork in support of POW’s environmental mission. Read more about the Dreamtime preorder, and the POW partnership, at dpsskis.com.

Dreamtime with Protect Our Winters from DPS SKIS on Vimeo.

Speak Your Mind