Thursday, January 27, 2011


Are any of you adventurous folks looking for a new sport/hobby/obsession? One word... KITEBOARDING!!!

Once or twice on the North Carolina coast I had scene a scattering of folks ripping through the ocean attached to a large kite, but I would have never guessed how popular this sport really is. And now I know why. Once I determined that I was going to spend a couple of months in Baja and coincidentally enough, in one of the kiteboarding Mecca's of this hemisphere...I decided that I had to do it. So I wen
t out and bought a kite, harness and lines. Everything I would need to fly like a bird across the ocean. One problem...I had no idea what I was doing. And this is the kind of sport where training and instruction are critical in order to not get dead.

So once I arrived in Los Barriles, luck would have it that the house directly behind our rental was full of super experienced "kiters" from California. One of the fellows, Tyler Bradfield is a full time instructor and immediately offered to help me in my quest to learn this new sport. Tyler spent hours with me, patiently explaining safety, technique and the geothermal nature of wind. He even got in the water with me one day and taught me some critical kite skills necessary to generate enough power to get up out of the water and on to the board.
I have spent my entire professional life "guiding" people in the mountains, so I know what it takes to teach a "newbie". It takes a lot of patience and personal skills. Tyler showed exceptional patience and skill with me....regularly giving me suggestions and hints to advance my skills and stay safe.

So now I'm up and riding. Not exactly flying through the air yet...but that will come.
If you have any desire to pursue this wonderful sport, there is only one guy you should use. Tyler can be found here He is typically either teaching in Maui or the San Francisco Bay area, but is typically willing to travel to destinations for personalized instruction.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MountainVision Youtube Channel

We now have a depot for all videos related to MountainVision.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Off to Baja...

As the new year rang in for us here in wife and I turned our attention to our upcoming family adventure to Baja. Here in a couple days the bite of the Colorado winter will be replaced with two months of the warm breezes and surf of the Baja Peninsula for the Evans family.

I have been blessed over the past 20 years to have traveled the world, seeking out adventure on mountains, rocks and adventure races in wonderfully remote and exotic locations. Now that my son Jace is a spry 5 years old...I think he's ready to start his life of adventure and exploration.

We identified a small house, right on the beach in the small fishing and kiteboarding communnity of Los Barilles...just south of La Paz.

We refuse to treat this as a vacation (except for the occasional sunset beer). Our activities will include whale watching, turtle egg hatching, deep sea and beach fishing, kiteboarding (my new sport), surfing and not least importantly...a revision of my book (which will now include photos).

When all is said and done, everything I do is for my family. It is finally time for us all to share an adventure together... establishing memories and spending quality time together in a unique and somewhat exotic location.

Don't forget to carve out time for the people closest to you. Time is so fleeting. We have a finite amount of it and I for one will spend the first bit of this joyous new year with the two people closest to me.'s on to the month long around the world race that is known as "Expedition Impossible".
Happy New Year!