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High on the Wind Rivers


This 16mm film was shot and directed by Richard Catron in 1970 for NOLS, pure grainy gold.

“We are a group of mountaineering students. Over 35 days, these 4,000 square miles of wilderness will become our classroom.”

Great sunrise!


September 16, 2013 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }



MP3: Cocteau Twins – Rilkean Heart (Acoustic) (thx)

June 5, 2013 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Trail Days 2013

Trail Days

I missed this a few weeks back, but apparently 60 people were injured at this year’s Trail Days, an annual Appalachian Trail celebration held in Demascus, VA. An elderly woman drove her car into the crowd during the Hikers Parade. No one was killed, thankfully, but what a tragic way to start off the thru-hiking season. If anyone has more info about what happened or the status of those injured, we’d love to know.

June 4, 2013 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Have A Good Weekend

We’ve been on a quite an adventure out in the western parts of these United of States these last few weeks. It’s our last night in California before we fly home. Hope y’all have one hell of a weekend. See you soon, East Coast.

MP3: Andy Pratt – So Fine (It’s Frightening)

January 4, 2013 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Keeper Of The Mountains

Keeper of the Mountains:

In a post-World War II era during which few women lived and traveled independently, American journalist Elizabeth Hawley settled alone in Kathmandu, Nepal. There, despite having never climbed a mountain, Miss Hawley carved out a niche for herself as the foremost Himalayan mountaineering historian in the world.

Now 89, she has recorded more than 80,000 Himalayan expedition ascents, her reports are trusted by news organizations and publications around the globe, and she maintains the world’s largest and most treasured Himalayan mountaineering archive.

Keeper of the Mountains is a portrait of a woman who played an unlikely key role in the Golden Age of Himalayan mountaineering while living life on her own terms at the edge of the troposphere and defying the traditional gender roles of her day. It chronicles the challenges she currently faces as she tries to maintain the mountaineering archives and her independence while dealing with advancing age and a rapidly changing world.

Thanks James.

January 2, 2013 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }


The Outdoor Life Conservation Pledge:

Established in 1946 and then revised in 1993, the Outdoor Life Conservation Pledge was written to remind readers of Outdoor Life magazine and other sportsmen of the vigilance needed to preserve the natural world. The pledge has been taken by thousands of people including Harry S. Truman and Al Gore, and it runs on the letters page of every issue of Outdoor Life.

September 13, 2012 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 3 }

Welcome Home

Sure, it’s been a few weeks since the guys behind Ramblers Bone (Mikael Kennedy and Sean Sullivan) have returned safe and sound to New York City, but in case you have yet to mosey on over to the RB website, now’s as good a time as any. The guys spent 28 days driving 6,288 miles around the western part of these United of States. Mark that as Uncategorized.

MP3: Beach House – Myth

May 24, 2012 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }


Cold Splinters is off to Big Bend tomorrow, so please excuse the lack of posts these next couple of days. Hope everyone is well and talk soon.


February 15, 2012 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }


More photos and information about the J.W. Hulme x National Parks Foundation collaboration over at the Cold Splinters column on Outside, “From The Lean-To.”

September 9, 2011 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Upstate and Levi’s

My girlfriend, Kalen, and her/our neighbor/friend, Astrid, own a company called UPSTATE that makes all things shibori. It’s just about the most beautiful stuff you ever saw and I have the world’s best job of being able to look at it all day, whether it’s a raw silk scarf hanging from the tub, waiting to be dried so it can be sent to one of the 1,000 stores that carry Upstate, or the Upstate curtains (we have the only Upstate curtains around) that keep the sun from waking me up in the morning. One of these days, maybe we’ll make an Upstate/Cold Splinters tent or something. Or maybe we won’t.

A couple of months ago, Jay Carroll came over to our apartment in Brooklyn, NY and we drank whiskey and Pacificos while listening to Mirage on repeat with our friends. In between all that mayhem, he managed to film Kalen and Astrid doing what they do best, dyeing those beautiful textiles in our tub. I have watched this video a million times and I hope you do too.

Have yourself the best weekend, alright?

June 17, 2011 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 5 }