In the mountains, vulnerability lays bare our true character and connections. A day in Japan’s backcountry with Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine’s publishers, Jenelle and Olaus Linn, exemplifies this. Amidst avalanches and treacherous rivers, they showcased resilience. Olaus, familiar with mountain challenges, extended his Wyoming upbringing to help me through icy waters. Jenelle’s expertise was evident in remote Albanian Alps where she expertly ensured survival. Their guidance mirrors their magazine’s transition, now stewards of stories and a thriving snow community. The Linns’ legacy promises longevity for Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine.