• Freshies: Mountain Calligraphy in the Japanese Alps If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of winter sports this season you’ve seen literally hundreds of dispatches from Japan as herds of North American professionals and enthusiasts headed west in search of the most elusive of snow conditions: deep, deep powder. If your engagement in snowsports is more cursory, perhaps you haven’t even realized […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #1 Alpenglow on Mt. Baker Behind the Gram 2014 – #1 Alpenglow on Mt. Baker Original Instagram Caption: Heading up to the North Cascades for a weekend up high. It’s gonna be COLD, but it’s always beautiful! Hope to see some colors like this tomorrow morning. Technical Details: Captured with Sony Alpha A99 with Sony 70-300 4.5-5.6 Lens @ 300mm. […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #4 Behind the Gram 2014 – #4 Forbidden Peak Dusk, AKA, How I (Almost) Ruined Our Climb Caption: The soft hues of winter over Forbidden Peak on Saturday night. Technical Details: Captured with the iPhone 6. Instagram LoFi Filter. Story: Soon after pulling my bare hand out of my glove to snap a quick shot of […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #5 Behind the Gram 2014 – #5 Bryce Phillips in Snoqualmie Pass Backcountry Much of my work is consumed these days on Instagram (I’m @scottrinck), and it’s there that I find the most interaction in the online world. I also learn a lot about what images resonate with people and why. In looking at this info, […]
  • Best Boxer Briefs for Outdoor Sports – A Totally Unscientific Review And now for my most ridiculous blog post yet. Laugh it up now, but you’ll thank me later. For years I’ve had a go-to in the performance underwear department. I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve put a LOT of miles on a particular pair. So earlier this summer when I was packing for a couple of […]
  • Behind the Shot – Powder Magazine Dec 2013 Intro A lot of my photography is done for the love of photography. But my ski photography, if I’m honest, is done for love of skiing. This is what makes it so sweet to have one of the most entertaining backcountry ski runs of the season yield a placement in the holy grail of ski publications, […]
  • Watcha Doin’ This Weekend? If you follow my Instagram feed (go ahead and take a sec to click on follow, I’ll wait…), you may have noticed a pattern. It looks something like this: an outing in the mountains, generally over the weekend, followed by daily posts over the course of the following week derived from this outing. Sometimes this […]
  • 4 Traits of the Greats 9 Days entrenched with Chris Davenport, Ted Mahon and Christy Mahon aka ‘The Power Trio of Colorado Ski Mountaineering‘ was an illuminating experience. In all of my years as a skier and adventurer, I’ve seldom experienced such a well-oiled machine. When I was being interviewed by Powder Magazine about my time with the crew in […]
  • Freshies – Skiing the Centennial Peaks of Colorado with Chris Davenport – Part 3 As the last legitimate spring skiing conditions come to a close across the western US, I wanted to squeeze in one final post covering the series of peaks I skied with the intrepid Centennial Skiers in Colorado. For more background and previous outings, check out here and here. After a great time on Mount Oklahoma, […]
  • Freshies – Skiing the Centennial Peaks of Colorado with Chris Davenport – Part 2 If you had a chance to read my previous post, you’ll know that I just put in 10 days with Colorado’s ski mountaineering elite during their mission to ski the 100 tallest peaks in Colorado (all over 13,800′). After a successful stint in the San Juan mountains near Silverton, Colorado, we jumped over the pass […]