Dog Sled To Ski

As a skier, you must admit the tremendous carbon footprint of activities like heli-skiing and even resort skiing, where chairlifts and snow machines are powered by the electric grid. But those days you earn your turns, they’re all yours.

The North Face athletes Lucas Debari, Hilaree O’Neill, Johnny Collinson, and Ralph Backstrom (along with the crew from Sherpas Cinema) took some extra steps to minimize their reliance on fossil fuels on an expedition in Greenland, including access via one very old-school conveyance.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.