We have a winner, good job Jeff!
The excerpted photo is from Outside Magazine, January 1996, from a skiing skills essentials article by Michel Beaudry.
|Outside Magazine, January 1996, pp 52 & 53|
The line from Schmidt’s head points to some solid how-to about fear control:
3. The Importance of Om
Basics only go so far in the backcountry. “Skiing radical stuff is a state of mind,” says Schmidt. “Fear is a negative emotion. It tightens up your muscles, restricts your breathing, and impedes your decision-making. In crucial situations, it can even paralyze you.”
Learning how to relax, then, is fundamental to handling stressful situations. While meditative exercises… develop discipline and teach you to control your breathing and calm your mind, simply logging miles in the backcountry Will often take you to the same place. “Leave the chairlift behind and start climbing. Pay your dues,” says Schmidt…
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OK you server loaders out there, for a free BCA pack shipped to your door, name the guy, year the photo was published, and what subject the line from his head connects to. Latter part of the answer is multiple choice, pick from ONE of these subjects the line connects to in the magazine.:
– Look downhill?
– Control your fear?
– Tilt head to throw weight downhill?
– Tilt head to look more agro for camera?
|Department of contestual relations, WildSnow.com. Photo excerpted from Outside Magazine, for derivative work as use in contest.|
(Please note, Schmidt’s first name is spelled as Scot with the single t, not Scott).
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.