COLDSMOKE CHRONICLES: IRELAND

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100 YEAR OLD LOST ANTARCTIC IMAGES

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CENTURY OLD ANTARCTIC IMAGES DISCOVERED IN CAPTAIN SCOTT’S HUT

Photographic negatives left a century ago in Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans have been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust.

The photographs are from Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, which spent time living in Scott’s hut after being stranded on Ross Island when their ship blew out to sea.

One of the most striking images is of Ross Sea Party member Alexander Stevens, Shackleton’s Chief Scientist, standing on-board the Aurora.

 

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SPRING 2015 #COLDSTOKED WINNERS (and Honorable Mentions)

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Congratulations to the six winners of our Spring #Coldstoked Instagram contest!!! The winners were @youngbex @allietheleon@foundlyfe @posiedonsbeard @ryderpete and @hun_jah! Each of you will receive a brand new Coldsmoke jacket for inspiring us with your photography. Thanks to everyone who posted pictures of their awesome adventures, and don’t forget to submit more this Fall for another chance to win.

See the winning photos and honorable mentions below…

 

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COLDSMOKE CHRONICLE: ICELAND

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EXPLORING THE CANADIAN ROCKIES WITH THE GREAT NORTH COLLECTIVE

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Last week the Great North Collective loaded up their car with Coldsmoke, coffee, jerky, and camera gear, for a five day expedition through the Canadian Rockies.   David GuentherMike Seehagel and Chris Amat  joined up with fellow Albertans Callum Snape,Taylor Burk, and Jeff Bartlett.  Here’s a selection of images they captured during their five days of driving, hiking, and flying through Canmore Kananaskis and Jasper, two of the most beautiful areas on earth.

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ON THE ROAD WITH COLDSMOKE WINTER FILM TOUR

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2 weeks, 2,200 Miles, 41 hours behind the wheel,  five states, one province, three mountain ranges, gallons of beer, tons of new friends, and countless memories. Needless to say, the Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour was a blast. Thanks to everyone who came out, got inspired by the latest winter films, shared the stoke, and picked up some Coldsmoke gear! Its all added up to the Coldsmoke Awards show, January 10th in Bozeman MT, at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture. There’s still time to vote for the people’s choice award and be entered to win a cat skiing trip for two at Powder Mountain, in Whistler, and $1000.

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COLDSMOKE TOUR IN FULL SWING

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The Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour is in full swing and Coldsmoke Apparel has joined forces with our touring trunk show. Our first stop brought us deep into Big Sky country, and the small mountain village nestled at the foot of the magnificent 11,166 ft, Lone Peak. The local color was in full effect including shirtless displays of questionable tattoos, Montennessee moonshine boiled up by a local organic chemistry professor, and one kitchen belt made of cellophane thankfully holding up the pants of the inimitable “Spud”.  Coldsmoke gear turned the heads and gained praises of even these self-proclaimed “dirt bags”, members of the “duct tape on gortex tribe”.  The next day we journeyed on through the wildest regions of Yellowstone Park and arrived in cowboy Beverly Hills, AKA Jackson WY, for the second stop of the tour. Coldsmoke Collective head honcho Randy Breitenbach and members of the Coldsmoke family including Eddie Wall, PJ’d in for the party and were treated to some early season powder at the Hole. Stay tuned for more pics and updates from the journey. Next stop Bellingham Washington, 12/18. We hope to see you there.

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COLDSMOKE CHRONICLES: FORREST’S ALASKAN ADVENTURE

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When I was 4 years old my grandfather returned from Alaska, where he had been a hunting guide for 21 years on the Kenai Peninsula and Aleutian Islands. Of the many things he brought back with him, from bearskin rugs to native crafts, the most important treasures where his stories. I was too young to retain his words, but they lived on through my father’s telling. As a boy, listening to my grandfather’s stories, and stories of my father’s journeys, instilled in me a sense of adventure that has evolved into my way of life.

In August of 2014, I made an explicit goal that within the next year I would visit Alaska and see the land that my grandfather had loved and lived in. I had absolutely no prospects for realizing such a bold claim, but as with many things in life, taking the first step is the catalyst for achieving our dreams.

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BEATS AND IMAGES: FURSTY X INSIGHTFUL

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Create x Explore is a collective of musicians and photographers who collaborate through a conversation between their mediums. The musician composes and shares the music with the photographer who rides its inspiration into the world, lives the vibe, and captures it in images. The shots and beats are mixed together creating a rich tapestry of multi-sensory experience.  Fursty was last winter’s #coldstoked photo contest winner, and in this audio-visual escapade into the rain forests of the Pacific North West, his talents are on full display. The Coldsmoke gear featured in the piece is our Tundra Panel jacket, available now from our webstore.

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COLDSMOKE CHRONICLES: POWCHASING IN JAPAN

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It was without a doubt or exaggeration, the best trip ever. Memories of those ten days of riding Japan take the form of a vivid dream. The snow was too perfect, the pleasures too rich to have been experienced in reality.

Imagine waking up in a converted barn, grabbing your socks and jacket off the line after they’ve been warming over a woodstove. The night’s snow has risen to the windowsills. You sip earthy tea and look out on a world blanketed in a pure white cloud that you’ll be flying through until sundown.

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RECAP: AN EVENING WITH COLDSMOKE

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A huge thanks to all who came out last Thursday to make the Coldsmoke season kick-off and benefit for the Venice Family Clinic a smashing success!  The studio has never looked better, bedecked with works from local artists, CHASE – who made a special live painting on the roof deck- Pascal Shirley, Eddie Wall, and the legendary Mike Parillo.  Special thanks goes out to Black Magic Rum for spicing up the bar, Flake and Jolly Oyster for hooking up a cornucopia of finger-licking bites to soak up all the libations. Ya’ll killed two kegs and a bar full of rum in less than three hours, and still comported yourselves with dignity and aplomb- way to go Venice!

If you couldn’t make it out, or if you liked the art but were too tipsy to find your wallet, prints from Eddie Wall and Pascal Shirley will be available on our online store, with proceeds going to the Venice Family Clinic.

We’re stoked to be part of such a supportive and fun community.  Looking forward to hanging out with everyone again.

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