Earlier this year, OmniPod ambassador and professional snowboarder Sean Busby became the first person with diabetes to backcountry snowboard on every continent. Come along for the journey as Sean talks about his experience making history and how having type 1 diabetes may have helped him on his way to the top of the mountain (and then of course shredding powder down to the bottom). Click here for Part 1.
Sean climbing the Rila Mountains.
In 2012, I got married and quickly headed on a backcountry ski/snowboard honeymoon expedition with my wife Mollie to Eastern Europe that would later become a story in Frequency Snowboard Magazine. We wanted to explore and ski/ride the Carpathians and Făgăraș Mountains of Romania, and then the highest mountain range in the Balkan region, the Rila mountain range of Bulgaria.
Venturing through Canada
Following those two expeditions, I traveled to Newfoundland, Canada with another professional snowboarder (and fellow athlete with type 1 diabetes) to backcountry snowboard Gros Morne National Park. Gros Morne is an area where the actual Earth’s mantle has been forced up through the crust of the Earth, creating mountainous terrain that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. This region was a perfect new zone to go to a new, unique mountain range and have the chance to snowboard the “Earth’s insides.” Continue reading