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Powder hunting the back country of British Columbia

Anything great requires effort and hard work. Alpine Touring is no different with access to back country ski or snowboard lines you are under your own power. This is a wildly challenging way in which to ski far from the noise and bustle of a ski area or resort. Here it is serene, tranquil and often peaceful. Yes, it can be stormy with winds blasting at the skin track or whipping straight into your face, but then you find the quiet side of the mountain. The winds are left behind as you find your way to the top of a tree run. Here is where the fun begins. I often get asked, “What is ski touring”? It is simply skiing...

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It all started with a compass.

I get asked a lot if I am a "watch guy" or, "why watches?". Well, it actually started with a compass I designed for my side project several years ago. Since I am a graphic designer I wanted to name it, brand it and have an online store for swag as well as showcasing my paintings. One thing became really clear.   I was spending more time designing the brand than working on my paintings. I ended up designing a compass that would set the wheels in motion for Venturian years later. Here is a look at that brand and a detailed view of the compass that would end up transforming into my first watch design. I love compasses for...

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