Volcano Skiing: Outside TV Releases Full ‘Ring of Fire’ Series

In ‘Ring of Fire,’ two best friends and ski mountaineers head off for the adventure of a lifetime — they just don’t know it yet.

Stein Retzlaff and Erich Roepke are best friends. And they like to ski and play outside. They wouldn’t call themselves proficient bikepackers, but that didn’t stop them from doing it. So far, their story sounds pretty standard.

Not for long.

“What started as a ‘casual’ 1,000-plus-mile bike ride and volcano skiing adventure in the Pacific Northwest quickly became a sufferfest worth talking about,” Outside TV teased.

Yeah, let’s break that down: a 1,000-mile bike ride, skiing 12 volcanoes along the way, with curveballs like hospital visits, flat tires, a robbery, and more.

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Stein Retzlaff and Erich Roepke in “Ring of Fire”

The duo’s adventure was 30 days long, but their story is recounted in four, easily digestible, 10-minute episodes. Outside released the final episode this week.

You can watch the full series for free on Outside TV.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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