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Fracking Colorado? “Dear Governor Hickenlooper” Premieres at Mountainfilm: Watch a Screening Near You!

June 11th, 2014

Osprey Athlete Alison Gannett is a World Champion Big Mountain FreeSkier, founder both The Save Our Snow Foundation and  KEEN Rippin Chix Steep Skiing Camps and Rippin Chix Mountain Bike Camps. As an accomplished ski mountaineer and Environmental Scientist, she utilizes her first descents and ski expeditions worldwide — India, Pakistan, Bolivia, Argentina, Bhutan, South Africa, Europe and North America — to document glacial recession. Alison has dedicated her life to making the world a better place, and has spent over half her life working on solutions to climate change.

 

Osprey makes me proud, and I’m honored to be an official ambassador. Recently they helped sponsor a new documentary film, Dear Governor Hickenlooper, which premiered at the renowned  Mountainfilm in Telluride film festival. Dear Governor Hickenlooper is a collection of documentary films directed by a variety of Colorado filmmakers and provides a new perspectives on fracking and clean energy through the eyes of scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and families. Not only was I lucky enough to attend the film’s premiere, but I am also honored to be in the film. Fracking has been proposed in the 30,000 acres surrounding my Holy Terror Farm, and 200,000 acres of my water shed have already been leased for drilling.

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Screening TONIGHT June 11 in Boulder &  June 12 in Denver
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Harvesting Food and Getting Ready for Winter Cliff Hucking

November 21st, 2011

It’s that time of year to dream… snow is on the ground, yet only enough to possibly shatter a knee cap in between turns of glee. This year, I know I’m ready for ski season when our root cellar is full.

A year ago, we moved to Holy Terror Farm to try to grow and raise all our own food, with the important exceptions of coffee, chocolate and salt. Growing all that food for winter is quite a project!

I learn new things daily…

  • that you can pull up cabbage root and all, and it will keep on the shelf for months
  • that celery root doesn’t taste like celery and can keep all winter
  • that my beets like to sprout in the dark in storage
  • that making grape jam is easy after making grape juice
  • that my freshly rendered pig fat makes scrumptious pie crust and the best ever hand lotion
  • that our chickens can do an egg laying revolt, or can decide to run our rooster out of our place and into our neighbors’.
  • that our rome apples turn red when you cook and preserve them.

So, in short, when all of the food is preserved and ready to keep our bellies full all winter, I’m ready to SKI!

I look forward to seeing you all out there filming on some remote mountain or at one of my Rippin Chix camps with Osprey demos! Happy winter and skiing!

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