How did a guy with an English lit degree end up owning an outdoor gear shop?
What was your first exposure to skiing? Did you do that as a kid?
You also spent some time in the Eastern Sierra right?
Was that your first outdoor job? Did you just walk in and apply or how'd you get the job at that retail store?
And how did you get to Colorado?
Then you bounced out to Colorado to start another gear shop, what made you go to Colorado?
What were some of the challenges getting started? Obviously finding a location for an outdoor gear shop is a big challenge.
So what are you most proud of at starting The Wilderness Exchange?
How has the outdoor gear shop business changed?
What's your take on the whole evolution of the eCommerce business and how it's impacted outdoor gear shops over the years?
What other activities do you participate in other than climbing and skiing?
What is your favorite piece of outdoor gear under a hundred dollars?
And how can people find you? Email, Twitter, what's the best way?
Things we talked about
The Eastern Sierra
The North Face
Friends of Berthoud Pass
Other Outdoor Activities
Hawaii by James Michener
Best Gear Purchase under $100
Black Diamond Moji Power Station
Connect with Don