What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Skiing fast, riding far, floating on rivers far and wide, and a little bit of mountain running
Where did you go to school? Colorado Mountain College aka CMC aka See Me Ski
What is your favorite RMS score? Today?
What is your dream job? Slangin’ gear in Carbondale, CO
Strangest place you’ve woken up? On a portaledge in the Black Canyon
Favorite Snack: Bacon, salami, cheese
Inspirations: Honnold, Croft, HK, Chouinard, AW, Jornet, Steck
Motto: Look good, Have fun, Be safe
How long have you been in the Roaring Fork Valley? Lifer.
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Skiing, mountain climbing, running, fishing, boating, tanning, and yoga.
Tell us a story about epicing in the mountains. My first date with Steve Denny, we went on a 10 day climbing trip in the Wind River Range, WY. We got rained out and spent 3 days in a tent. Then we got married. Epic!
Favorite Book: “Climbing Free” – Lynn Hill
What is your favorite RMS score? A husband.
Favorite Joke: “What did the mama buffalo say when she dropped her son off at school?” “Bye-son!”
How long have you been at Ragged Mountain Sports? Been here since day 1, hanging out on the couch until the day I got a job.
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Skiing, Biking, Packrafting, Fly Fishing
Where did you go to school? CMC for Outdoor Education; Mesa University for Elementary Ed.
Fears? Aaron Rolstening myself.
Favorite Place: Colorado Plateau
Favorite Snack: Crackers, Salmon, Bree, and and some Chocolate. Oui Oui Mon Ami!!
What is your dream vacation? Riding bikes forever
Inspirations: Rickey Gates, Jeff Jackson
When is your birthday? September 16, 1987
Do you have any pets? Two. Banksy, a Maine Coon cat, and Charlie (the shop dog).
Motto: It’s a magical world, Hobbes. Let’s go exploring.
Best invention ever: Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer: http://www.amazon.com/Hutzler-571-Banana-Slicer/dp/B0047E0EII
Favorite Movie: Aspen Extreme.
Favorite Book: The River Why by David James Duncan
Tell us a Joke: How do you find Will Smith in a snow storm?
A: Look for the fresh prints.
Longest without a shower? Probably around a month and a half.
Fears? Snakes. Definitely snakes.
Strangest place you’ve woken up? On the floor of a hostel in downtown Dublin, spooning my backpack, and without shoes.
What is your dream vacation? Really, just having a couple of good friends, a few months, a van, all the fun gear, and a loose plan.
Where were you born? Seattle, but grew up in Indiana
Do you have any nicknames? Tobes, Tobesters, Tobi-Wan Kenobi, Tobinator, my parents call me Toe.
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Climbing, biking, surfing, canyoneering, skiing, paddling
Motto: Be kind
Vices: Peanut butter, I eat so much peanut butter
Ambition: Get something published by National Geographic
Best invention ever: Peanut butter
Favorite Book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Favorite Snack: coconut date rolls or dried mango
Fears? Being alone in the middle of the ocean
Quote to live by: “Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.”
Career Highlights: When I quit Whole Foods and started working at Ragged
Brent Daniel Bollinger
How long have you been at Ragged Mountain Sports? 2 Days 1 hour and 59 minutes, but who’s counting?
How long have you been in the Roaring Fork Valley? Off and on for three years. I’m here during school and in Junktown during the summer.
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Climbing, Backpacking, Skiing, anything else I can try.
What is your favorite RMS score? Patagonia Pro Shell.
Claim to Fame: Nothing yet.
Motto: Live your life.
Vices: Procrastination through sending.
Ambition: Being outside
Favorite Snack: Depends on how broke I am.
Favorite Place: Anywhere that’s high off the ground.
Fears? Tight Spaces, Feet…
Our brethren out on the open road:
Jenny Hamilton Aspen, CO
How long have you been in the Roaring Fork Valley? I moved here back in 1904 with the gold hustlas.
Where did you go to school? Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Anything in the mountains and rivers
Do you have any pets? The little orange kitty that’s made himself at home in the shop!
What is your dream vacation? Willy Wonka’s Ketchup Factory
Favorite Authors: Bill McKibben and David James Duncan
Do you have any pets? Golden Retriever named Sam but he lives in Canada
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Rock Climbing, Skiing, Open Water Swimming, Bocce Ball, Hiking
What is your favorite RMS score? A #5 Wild Country Friend and a backyard badminton set
Claim to Fame: Top 16 at a National Swim meet, skiing highlands bowl naked
Motto: one day at a time
Best invention ever: Lightsabre
What is your dream vacation? Climbing trip to Squamish, B.C.
Strangest place you’ve woken up? Inside a drywall
Quote to live by: For The Boys
Inspirations: Mostly Local Climbers, and classic ascents of big peaks
Where were you born? Philadelphia PA
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Mountain Biking, Splitboarding, Hammocking.
Any tattoos or piercings? Just scars.
Where did you go to school? Colorado College ‘15
Claim to Fame: Broken my collarbone x3
Motto: Winterfest isn’t a weekend, it’s a way of life.
Vices: Tasty Treats
Ambition: Be faster than the slow guys.
Best invention ever: Spell Check
Three things I always pack: Headlamp, nail clippers, tasty treats.
Quote to live by: Only break one law at a time. Everything in moderation, including moderation.
Blonde or Brunette? Just so long as I don’t have to teach you how to snowboard.
Stephen Dilk Fulton, NY
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Climbing, skiing, sailing, lawn darting, gardening, stooping
How long have you been in the Roaring Fork Valley? 9 solid months
Longest without sleep? An unrighteous 30 hours
Three things I always pack: Moxie, an open mind, a knife
Quote to live by: “You gotta play this game rough: in out, get grab-bung!”
Favorite Book: Calvin and Hobbes: The Days are Just Packed
What is your dream vacation? I would go to space as the Payload Specialist on a shuttle mission (or on any space mission in general)
Derek Franz Carbondale, CO
Where were you born? Longmont, Colo., Blizzard of ‘82
Tell us a story about epicing in the mountains. My first lead fall was a 40-footer on the Diamond of Longs Peak with my dad when I was 15. Then we had to bail in bad weather with one 50-meter rope.
Favorite Movie: Top Gun
Tell us a joke!: A boulderer, sport climber and trad climber share a motel room after a blurry evening at the bar. The boulderer immediately claims the only bed, because he can’t imagine life without a cushy place to crash. The trad climber is fine on the floor because beds are for sissies, but the sport climber wasn’t impressed. She slept soundly in a chair because she was used to enduring the long flight to Spain at least twice a year. (Do I get funny points for making this up just now?)
Quote to live by: “Not all who wander are lost.”
Luke Lubchenco Carbondale, CO
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Deep Breath…. skiing, biking, kayaking, unicycling, kiting, fly-fishing, camping, hiking, drinking, frisbee-ing, watching lightning, or any combination of the above.
Where did you go to school? Fort Lewis College because at least it Feels Like College
What is your dream vacation? It would involve a trip to Chilean Patagonia. I’d fly in and take buses all the way down until I could start walking. Then walk and camp with no predetermined travel plans.
Quote to live by: If I think you should be here, you should be here!
Favorite Snack: Chips and Humus followed by Oreos!
Favorite Place: Try as I might to escape it, the Roaring Fork Valley has too much cool stuff for me. Friends, mountains, fun. All you need!
How long have you been in the Roaring Fork Valley? 11 years
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Biking, skiing, climbing.
Where do you go to school? Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
Vices: Dos Mashed Potato Burrito
Favorite Brand: Patagonia (cause a jar of nutella fits in the pockets perfectly!)
Describe your morning routine: Wake up eat breakfast, go back to bed. Get up again brush my teeth and head outside. Then back inside for a second breakfast (hobbit style).
Longest without a shower? 11 days
Longest without sleep? 3 days
Three things I always pack: Extra socks, Nalgene, Hat.
Quote to live by: “Life is a freakin bike race”.- Jerbear
Hayden Kennedy Carbondale, CO
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Snow-slogging with a heavy pack, sunny rock climbing (preferably with girls), powder skiing, and kayaking
Longest without a shower? I have gone a full 6 weeks without a shower. Anytime you wake up from your own smell it’s been too long…
Inspirations: Black Sabbath, Clapton, Flea, Croft, Mike Fowler, Rolo Garibotti, Doug Scott, MK, Pennings, just to name a few
Fears: Avalanches, waking up without coffee, having to wear a Bluetooth earpiece for an entire year
A story of epicing in the mountains: Most epics in the mountains are pretty much the same; get cold, wet, hungry, thirsty, scared and then spoon with another man
Best invention ever: Uhh, does music count as an invention?
John Perkins Minneapolis, MN
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Telemark skiing, broomball, urban bobsledding, climbing, alpine swimming
Where did you go to school? Colby College, Waterville, ME
Vices: Bike building, thrift shops, used gear, cold water
Favorite Place: A log cabin on the shores of an alpine lake
Favorite Song: Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Quote to live by: “No regrets. That’s my motto. That and everybody Wang Chung tonight.” -Out Cold
Hunter Allen Durango, CO
What are your favorite outdoor disciplines? Mountain biking, telemark skiing, hopscotch, looking good
Where did you go to school? Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Claim to Fame: 3rd Place in the 1994 Durango Youth Beauty Pageant
Three things I always pack: Onesie, MSR Whisperlite, and Leonard the stuffed Wombat