Ellie Atkins, a life for the mountain [VIDEO]
A Patagonia's video20 October 2017
Ellie Atkins and her working day at the Crested Butte Ski Patrol.
Member of the Crested Butte Ski Patrol, Ellie Atkins spends her entire winter on the mountain and in her outerwear. Her days start early and consist of everything from rope work to throwing charges to keep the mountain safe in ever changing conditions. Wear and tear on gear is expected, so Ellie and the rest of the patrol depend on repair (quick duct tape jobs and long-term solutions) to keep them on the mountain.