I can’t count my blessings enough, to be able to work with so many talented athletes. Likewise for some of the industry leading companies I get to work with, like Klim. This year, again, I was fortunate enough to be invited to submit some of my best pictures from the 2015-16 season for the Klim Snow Catalog. For me, this represents six months of hard work, a lot of fun, sacrifice, sweat, an infinite number of stucks, tens of thousands of miles, four states, two countries, and some of the best friendships I could ask for. And, it doesn’t stop there; it took hundreds of additional hours from the talented designers and marketing team at Klim to put them all together, re-edit them, and get the final product ready.
If you’re looking for the link to the 2016-17 Klim Snow Catalog, you can find it HERE.
This article is the preface for an eight-part story, detailing my adventures, starting in Colorado in early November, and ending in May, sitting in North Dakota. The articles to follow will include premiere access, behind the scenes, of what went into each of these shots, reactions, stories, and I think, a great lead-in to the 2016-17 season!
The 2015-2016 season, for me, was a struggle. The previous season had been so successful, with appearances in almost every major sled-magazine, a cover shot of the coveted Photo Annual, and many other accomplishments; I had a lot to live up to. Combine that with my real life. My family grew by one, and my ‘real’ career in the oil and gas sector was a chaos at best, with crude oil prices hitting at ten-plus year low, leaving many of my customers unable to pay and the prospect of new projects looking more and more bleak by the day. Presented with many challenges, often, I felt like I was failing, or, at best, barely treading water. In retrospect, I recant some of the most exclusive, exciting adventures of my life, but in the moment, I found it often difficult to enjoy, being so focused on trying to succeed. I look back at these pictures now, and they bring me great joy and the satisfaction of yet another successful season.
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