From TEDx Middlebury, 2013.
From the TEDxTalks YouTube channel:
Often times trekking alone, avid skier and mountaineer Jamie Laidlaw speaks of the personal nature of his explorations and the value of the relationships we make with other people who can become an extension of yourself.
Jamie Laidlaw graduated from Middlebury College in 2002 with honors in Geology and Environmental Studies. After graduating, Jamie returned West where he ski patrolled at Snowbird, UT and is currently a lead guide for Ruby Mountain Heli Ski in Northeastern Nevada. Jamie applies the technical skills he learned from 16 years of ski racing to some of the most demanding descents in the world. He has logged first descents in Alaska, the Peruvian Andes, Nepal, the Norwegian Arctic, and became the first and only person to ski a portion of the Lhotse Couloir. Jamie has returned to his hometown in the mountains of Idaho where he lives with his wife Megan and their Boston Terrier Warren and carries on the family tradition of landscaping.