Lisa and I are cozy at WildSnow Field HQ, watching a rare Colorado snow sprinkle our stormboard. Four inches this morning, yahoo!
I have a few blog posts on the burner. Instead of doing my usual mouth breathing over the latest gear, here is a thought.
We shy away from politics and religion here, instead focusing on the universal “faith” in skis and snowboards. As for belief in God and that sort of stuff, we’ve got ours and many of you have yours, and we’ll all find out the truth when we pass. I love to talk about this in person, but again that’s not what Wildsnow.com is about. Plenty of other places on the web for such.
Partly in jest, I’d say climbing skins and other ski touring subjects engender enough controversy without us involving religion!
Meanwhile, the dirge continues around the world with people murdering and otherwise committing evil in the name of organized religion.
What got me going this morning was reading about the meat cleaver hack murder of a blogger in Bangladesh (ostensibly because of his written views). Then I realized we’d never done anything here in memorial of the folks at Charlie Hebdo whose lives were stolen in the name of fundamentalist perversion.
So here it is, this Friday, a moment of silence from us in memory of those who are way bolder than we are in their self expression, and paid the ultimate price.
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.