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Karakoram Prime X Carbon splitboard bindings

Sean Sewell

When Sean was a young boy, he had a paper route.  His first purchase from his paper route money? A Swiss Champ knife.  He was officially hooked on gear.  That was 30 years ago and the knife is still getting used!  After thousands of days in the field, testing gear in all kinds of climates, conditions, and activities he is ready to help you get into the best gear for your adventures!

When not obsessing about gear, Sean is a certified personal trainer and owner of Colorado Personal Fitness and Mountain Fitness School.  He loves training clients to get into shape to enjoy all outdoor activities and adventures and loves getting them into the right gear so they can make the most of the experiences!  If he’s not training his clients in the gym and in the mountains, Sean is consumed with research into the best gear technology and testing it on adventures.  Sean is TRX-FORCE, NSCA-CPT, NPTI, NSNF, AIARE Level 2 and a certified gear enthusiast.

He also wrote the book on Splitboarding.

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Aaron Rose
Aaron’s affinity for gear originally came from living the coastal lifestyle in southeastern North Carolina where he’d spend time surfing, free diving, and whatever else he could keep himself busy with on the water. After relocating to Colorado, Aaron traded his surfboard for a snowboard and spent three seasons as a ski technician for two of the largest retailers in Colorado. 

Known as the “gear destroyer,” Aaron has a knack for finding flaws in gear, yet he also can come up with solutions to fix them. When not splitboarding, Aaron is trying to cross off as many peaks as possible on the list of 832 summits above 13,000 feet in Colorado.
With an undergraduate degree in Marine Sciences and Meteorology and a masters in deaf education, Aaron is a man of many hats as a project developer, media producer, and educational consultant through his company Cue Cognatio. Aaron also goes on assignment as a photographer through Aaron V. Rose Photography.
Aaron has completed the AIARE Rec Level 2.
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Aaron Rose
Executive Producer, Cue Cognatio

Kate Agathon

Kate considers the Rocky Mountains her Fortress of Solitude and spends as much time as possible in the outdoors- sometimes accompanied by her Blue Heeler adventure dog, Utah. Obsessions include road biking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, and peak bagging Colorado’s 14ers.

What gear does Kate use?

Road Biking: Trek Silque S; Specialized Amira Expert 4.

Mountain Biking: Trek Lush Carbon 27.5.

Commuter Biking: Surly Straggler; Bontrager Ion 800 RT and Flare RT lights.

Skiing: Head Joy skis; Icelantic Scout 85 skis; Salomon Pure White skis; Salomon Snowscape 7 Siam nordic skis; Atomic ski boots; Komperdell pure carbon poles; Spyder Tresh 100 parka; Swany Legend II mittens; SPY Bravo goggles.

Snowshoeing: MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes.

Hiking: Leki Micro Vario TI Cor-Tec DSS poles; Osprey Mira AG 26 backpack; Women’s Moab FST Mid Water Proof boot; Arc’teryx Cerium LT hoody; Arc’teryx Beta LT Hybrid jacket; Marmot scree pant.

Camping: MSR Hubba tent; Big Agnes Helinox Chair; Big Agnes Q Core SLX sleeping pad; REI Halo+10 sleeping bag; Black Diamond Spot headlamp.

Other: Kahtoola microspikes.

 

 

 

 

Dave Marcus

Dave’s obsession (should we call it that?  Yes, we should.) with gear began early with a stint at summer camp.  Long trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada’s Quetico came with packing lists and packing lists got him thinking: the list says backpack, but which one?

Since then, he’s led trips back to the BWCA and Quetico and into Utah’s Escalante and Grand Staircase National Monument and guided mountain bike tours through the mountains around Colorado Springs.  While acting as head guide, he was also chief bike mechanic for the rental fleet.  He’s AIARE Level 1 certified and has completed two Ironman triathlons.

Dave has used his gear all over the world.  He’s skied the Swiss Alps, hiked the Great Wall, explored ancient cave strongholds in Turkey, and watched the sun set over Mt. Fuji.

What gear does Dave use?

Skiing– Custom Ski Logiks with Fritschi Vipec bindings and Scarpa Maestrale RS boots; Black Diamond Traverse poles with Carbon Probe lowers, Carbon Whippet; Ortovox S1 Beacon; Ortovox Lite PFA 240 Probe; Brooks Range Backcountry Shovel; Arc’teryx Stinger bibs; Black Diamond First Light Hoody; Patagonia Merino Air base.

Fishing– Tenkara USA Sato rod; Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip Waders and Foot Tractor boots; Yamatoyo 3.5 level line; Rio Powerflex 5x tippet; Peak rotary vise for tying flies.

Camping– REI Flash 45 pack; Black Diamond HiLight or Megalight tents; Exped Synmat UL7 or Downmat UL7; Montbell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger #1; Jetboil Sol Ti or homemade alcohol stove; Snowpeak 450 titanium mug.

Mountain Biking– Stooge Cycles frame and fork; Thomson Elite stem and seatpost; Light Bicycle Carbon 50mm rims laced on Chris King Hubs; Answer 20/20 carbon handlebar; Crank Brothers Eggbeaters; Shimano XT 1×11.

Commuter Biking– Van Dessel Whiskey Tango Foxtrot frame and fork; Gates Carbon Drive Centertrack – 46×28; Whiskey Parts Co. No.9 carbon wheels; Clement X’plor MSO tires; TRP Hylex disc brakes.

Trail Running– Pearl Izumi Trail N3 shoes, Patagonia Baggies.

Carrying Gear– Thule Aero Crossbars, Yakima Skybox 12, 1up USA Heavy Duty Bike rack.

Dave Marcus


Trevor Price – Producer

Trevor is a self described geek that grew up hiking 14ers and playing with computers. He serves as a web developer, photographer, videographer and occasional writer at Engearment.

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