Thursday, October 18, 2012


Okay I know this is an add for Contour and their POV cameras, but it's still a pretty great testimony regarding some of the build quality.  Check out the vimeo site for the full story and links to other stories about it.

Basically, the user got caught in an avalanche two years ago.  He was okay through the process.  Somehow though 2 years later his friends were hiking in the area and found his goggles with the camera still attached.  You can now see the entire thing from his POV.

Fissile April 4 2010 from Lee Lau on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Approaching the 2012-2013 season

It seems yet another summer has come and gone.  We're fast approaching the 2012-2013 season and I'm busy getting back in shape for the season.  This season will see me replacing many of my base layers, socks, and external shell as none of these seemed to survive the spring/summer.  It's bound to happen eventually after the wear and tear many of these pieces are subjected to. 

While in my search for some updated layering techniques, I came across an interesting video on Patagonia's website on layering.  Yes it's mostly an advertisement for their gear, but the basic principles are the same.  Check it out: