Just the Tip Video Compulation

| April 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

Towards the end of the 2017 winter, I started shooting a series of short videos on ski mountaineering skills.  Originally it was going to be entitled “Tips and Tricks” but during a powder session with Andy Jacobsen and Noah Howell, two of the original PowderWhores founders, it became “Just the Tip” with an intro suggested by Noah.  You can take the PowderWhores out of video production, but you can’t take take their minds out of the gutter, which is why I love them so.

The series is based on the idea that the average ski mountaineer has an attention span of less than one minute and can only process one thought/tip at a time.  I’ve made five so far and will be shooting more in the future.

How to clean your skins if/when they get ice or snow on the glue.  With Todd Offenbacher in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah.

How to do a very quick Extended Column Test (ECT).  With Mark Sedon in Gulmarg, Kashmir.

The Secret to Skiing in a Whiteout.  With Mark Sedon and Sam Dunlop in Gulmarg, Kashmir.

Stripping Skins Without Taking Your Skis Off.  Videography and heavy breathing by my wife, Polly.

Speed Buckle Your Boots – Do it all at once and avoid bending over multiple times.

Comments and suggestions for improving the series are most welcome.  Thanks!

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber and Mountain Unicycle rider. He and Polly Samuels McLean are the parents of two very loud little girls.

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  1. JoshG says:

    I can’t access the last 3 as they say they’re ‘private’

  2. Hacksaw says:

    Yeah, the last three don’t work. I really wanted to see the boot buckle one….. ;-(

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