Stepping Out with Danny Kern
“Stepping out” is a piece of jargon to describe one of eight mindsets for guides and avalanche nerds. When conditions improve they build confidence that the snow is stable and it is appropriate to step out into bigger, steeper, more technical terrain. This spring I saw the Rat Race champ stepping out from behind the camera. Gaining confidence with every uphill bushwhack in a downpour, Danny Kern is setting himself up for a life well led by saying yes.