Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey at CMC’s Backcountry Bash!

image from My friend Chris Davenport and his crew have just released their new film, Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey

From the trailer, below, it looks like they had a great, adventurous, and at times epic trip to the snows of the south. I especially liked the final quote of the trailer when skier Andrea Binning notes something important – and oft-forgotten – about the mountains:

You've really got to respect the mountains…You're not better than them.

Good thoughts we all should remember in the hills. 

Anyway, I mention this film because any of you Coloradans out there should mark your calendars for November 13th for the Colorado Mountain Club's 18th Annual Backcountry Bash. After hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction, Chris Davenport will show the full film, and then have a session of Q&A and a book signing. 

So, check out the trailer below, buy a ticket for the Backcountry Bash, and get ready for a great evening at the start of ski season!


Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

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