On March 7th, the world lost a true lover of the outdoors, a true pioneer, author of his blog, TetonAT and backcountry hound.
His close friend and Suunto athlete Kim Havell writes about his character, homemade lattes and the impact he made on her and other backcountry skiers. Excerpt from "My Mountain Brother" by Kim Havell:
"Steve, to me, represented the true love of backcountry skiing. His blog was his vehicle through which to express that passion. He shared beta and it was all from the complete joy of sharing epic days out in the mountains. He thrived out there. Many people won’t ever know just one of the kind of days he had almost every day.
He shied away from the limelight and crowds. I tr
ied to get him to come out to gatherings when I was in Jackson and he prefered to lay low, apres right after skiing, and then focus on the next day. He lived to ski and loved it."
Skiing Magazine put together an apt tribute as well- photos of Steve doing what he loved. Please see it.
We send our heartfelt thoughts to all of those whose lives Steve touched in any of a million ways.
A true user of Suunto products, Steve had written many reviews over the years. Here's one about him using the Suunto M5 to get ready for skiing in New Zealand.
Photo courtesy of OuterTetonLocal.com. All rights reserved by them.