Essays

A Natural Progression of Small Things, Brendan Leonard

The Value of Just Going, Brendan Leonard

What Is The Most Useful Thing You Know That Most People Do Wrong?, Sandra Naylor

When Montana Gets Under Your Skin, Charles Finn

 

Books

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, Jacqueline Novogratz

Complications, Better, and The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande

Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything In Between, Theresa Brown

Daring Greatly, Bréne Brown

Living the Life: Tales from America's Mountains & Ski Towns, David Rothman

Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder

Yes Please, Amy Poehler

 

Ted Talks + Podcasts

Nausicaa Cast: Exploring the trajectory of the world's best female athletes, who have dedicated their lives to niche sports including freeskiing, climbing, ultra-marathons, surfing, and more

 

Quotes & Excerpts

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. He tells his grandson, “There’s a fight going on inside me right now. It’s a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil. He is angry, jealous, arrogant, resentful, greedy, and regretful. He lies, pities himself, and is full of sorrow. The other wolf is good. He is joyful, peaceful, loving, hopeful, kind, empathetic, generous, truthful, compassionate, and faithful. The same fight is going on inside you, and every other person too.” The grandson then asked his grandfather, “Well, which wolf will win?” The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed.” Feed the good wolf.
The sunlight filtering through the aspens, silvery snow crystals, suspended in the air like pixie dust, the joy and gratitude of skiing on a Tuesday when the rest of the world is spinning out of control … his smile explodes into the laughter of someone who is truly free. — Powder Magazine, November 2014
As for the questions, I guess if you lead with the heart and not the head, the answers will sort themselves out. In marriage, in the mountains, in business, conditions change. Every temperature spike, gust of wind, flurry, you name it, can necessitate serious change of plans. Sounds a lot like guiding. Or skiing: sometimes, when you edge too hard, you spin out. And sometimes, if you don’t edge hard enough, you slip into a crevasse. — Adam Howard