Kootenay Cold Smoke Powder Festival
Well the weekend in Nelson was a busy time, very social and rewarding but very busy. I didn’t have much time to spend with my family but nonetheless they were happy in the jacuzzi suite without me. The entire event went well and I believe it will be a repeated event which will get bigger and bigger every year.
I helped set up and organize the Roam randonnee rally, which was quite a success. Over 30 people raced up and around whitewater resort, Cary Smith from Jackson Hole won the race. I hosted a couple of clinics, which were more backcountry guiding than anything. A couple of storms made the cold smoke festival a real kootenay powder experience, Everyone was able to enjoy some untracked powder turns.
The biggest challenge for me was my slide show. I have never really done a slide show and I was curious to see how it would go. I talked about our Bugaboos to Rogers Pass traverse, a 13 day adventure we went on last April. This was easy as all I did was follow our trip through the mountains talking along the way but really just letting the photos tell the true story. I then moved into this winter and the season of deep powder that it has been. Again an easy story as the photos tell it all.
Everyone seemed to enjoy it and the feedback I received was very encouraging; many could not believe that I had never done a slide show before nor been a photographer for long. My many years on stage as a kid really helped me relax in front of the 250 people.
So all well that ends well.
Frank also finished the movie form the 24 hours of sunlight race. Here is the link take a look. Quirky as usual 24hours