Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NVC 10.6

Salt Lake City - Denver

Friday, January 21, 2011

NVC 10.5

Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe - Fool's Gold

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Summit Project

The Wasatch Mountain Podcast has been around for a few seasons now and I couldn't be more pumped to see how it's emerged over those years. Long time friend, Parker Cross, has been working chipping away at this project on his own time and dime and working hard to get it on it's feet. I've been in a few of his episodes in the past and he's been a big help for me and Nimbus by filming me and contributing footage, but this year I'm looking to become a bit more involved in his series. On that note, Parker just released the opener for this seasons project, The Wasatch Summit Project. The goal this year is to summit the 22 peaks in the Wasatch over 11,000'. Superior, Monte Cristo, Box Elder, Timpanogos to name a few.
We've been out a decent amount this year, touring, hiking, exploring and the like. It's not that far into the season and I've already done more touring than I think I've ever done in the past, with plenty more ahead. It's super rad to hike around in any mountains, but fortunately I'm in the Wasatch and this place has so much to offer. It's been amazing to do the little exploring that we have and be able to find terrain I never knew was there.
I was unable to join Parker and crew on a couple of their bigger missions this year, but planning on making it happen with some future summits. So for now, here's the first episode introducing this years project. Hope you enjoy.

And here's a little bonus panoramic photo from our last tour in the Southern Wasatch.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Próspero Año y Felicidad

Another Nimbus Point & Shoot. This one from my backyard resort with mi dos hombres. Can't complain about that.

New Years Eve, Sundance from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

Blake Nyman enjoys the last day of 2010 at his childhood resort, Sundance, with his brothers in tow. Super good way to end the year!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Point & Shoot

Sitting down finishing another edit for Nimbus. Realized that I have yet to post any of my past few Point & Shoots on here. So, if you haven't already seen them, take a look. Hope you enjoy.

This was my first day out for the 2010/2011 season. Good times with the Surface fam in the sidecountry of Alta.

First Day Fivers from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

Blake Nyman makes his first runs of the 2010/2011 season.

Not much to do with snow shredding, but made a P&S out of it anyway.

P&S-Runnin'andRappin from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

My buddy Bryan and I were bored one Sunday and took a walk up nearby Dry Fork canyon in Utah to do some rappeling. We weren't too sure how big the rappel was and both of us were pretty rusty. Sketchy knots, forgotten gloves, minimal/borrowed equipment. We soon measured it to be about 230' and went for it anyway. Good practice for some upcoming ski mountaineering...

Another non-snow P&S, but got some surf time in, so maybe it relates...

East Onions from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

Blake Nyman gets some last minute East Coast surf time and a small taste of New York's Village Halloween parade before the ski season gets started.

November was a good month in Utah. Here's a few days proof.

November Meow Mix from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

Blake Nyman gets some early season November shredding in on Alta's Wildcat lift. Pep Fujas, Wiley Miller & Hayden Price join in for some hot laps too!