Episode 5 - Dan and Elaine Vardamis

Dan and Elaine are the real deal.

They ski, hike or bike in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado almost every single day, and often travel for far away snow and mountains. Among other things they’ve thru hiked the Continental Divide Trail, completed a notable traverse in Colorado’s San Juan Range, skied all over Norway, have raced competitively on the ski mountaineering circuit.

In the spring of 2018, they traveled to Greenland to attempt a ski traverse of the ice sheet. And, as is so often the case with challenging expeditions like this one, things didn’t go exactly as planned.

We talked about their trip to Greenland, logistics for Arctic expeditions, and how to integrate adventure and connection with nature into our everyday lives.

You can check out Dan and Elaine’s blog at https://altabackcountry.com/

Listen to our conversation here:

Dan and Elaine were featured in a Warren Miller film. Check it out here: