Posted by: bfhensel | February 20, 2012

Moosejaw

Moosejaw

I am currently living in Boston, Ma. It is great to have so many resources in the area. One such resource tha I am quite excited about is that Moosejaw is opening a new store in my area. I will be able to get hands on with the equipment that I will be using on the mountain. I am quite stoked about the store opening! Read More…

Posted by: bfhensel | January 26, 2012

Training

The physical training continues.

Currently, I am living in Boston, Ma, which offers great opportunities for cold weather training. I am starting to acclimate to the cold and have learned a ton about exercise in cold weather. Running in the snow is quite different than running in central Louisiana. I enjoy it though. It offers great opportunities to experiment with various clothing options for cold weather exercise.

If you are in the Boston area and would like to contact me, please see my contact page.

The search still continues for sponsorship for my expedition. If you are interested, please see the sponsorship page.

Posted by: bfhensel | December 15, 2011

Alpine Ascents

Alpine Ascents

My expedition will be organized through Alpine Ascents.Alpine Ascents is a Seattle, WA based company that provides guide service around the world. They also have a training school. I plan on attending two training courses, details will come later. Alpine Assents is accredited by theAmerican Mountain Guides Association.Alpine Ascents and it’s climbers and guides have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, 20/20, The Travel Channel, Fox News, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Blue Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside magazine, Climbing Magazine, Rock & Ice, Men’s Journal, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and many more. To find out more about Alpine Ascents, click HERE.National Geographic Adventure Magazine has named Alpine Ascents one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth as of February 2009. Alpine Ascents is extremely proud of being rated Highest among all Mountain Guide Services, and especially at now being rated one of the top Overall Adventure Travel Companies in the World (with a 95.73 rating).From National Geographic Adventure:

“For the second time in as many years, we’ve conducted an unprecedented survey of adventure travel companies, based on the idea that a traveler’s most important decision is not always where to go but who to go with. For the 2009 edition, we spoke to more guide services—and their clients—than ever before (248 in all). We contacted companies that lead 85,000 people a year and those that cater to a hundred. We surveyed paddling outfitters, trekking guides, safari specialists, and the ones that do it all. We evaluated companies that will take you places you’ve only dreamed of (the Tibetan Plateau, the Serengeti on foot) and those that specialize in your own backyard (the Grand Canyon, the Grand Tetons).

And after asking them the tough questions (Have you tested your risk management strategies? Are your guides trained to leave no trace?), we scored each one using criteria synonymous with National Geographic—environmental awareness, reliable service, local knowledge. Because in a time when travel dollars are stretched, it’s essential that an outfitter deliver the trip of a lifetime, the first time. These are the world’s leading travel specialists.”

National Geographic Alpine Ascents profile

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