cordillera blanca: artesonraju

July 3, 2015

cordillera blanca: artesonraju

From Huarez we caught a bus to Caraz and then headed into the foothills on a single lane dirt road. Huscaran National Park. A scenic drive indeed! It felt good to be moving into the direction of the mountains! Spirits were rising even as the barometric pressure was dropping. The weather models were showing light […]

cordillera blanca: huarez

June 30, 2015

cordillera blanca: huarez

This is the mostly true story of how I ended up in one of the greatest untapped steep skiing destinations on the planet this spring without making a single turn. A real “ski vacation” if you will. My skis have been working hard for me all winter, isn’t it only fair that they get a […]

suicide-in the rain

June 18, 2015

suicide-in the rain

Some nice new gear arrived last week, so Jason and Andy Dorais, and I headed up Suicide chute to do some skiing. I forgot my camera, Andy forgot his pants and we all tried to remember how to ski since it had been so long. Right as we got to the col it starting poooooooring […]

moab-yoga

June 2, 2015

moab-yoga

Peru was a wash, literally. It rained most of the time and kept us from skiing the mountains we barely even had a chance to see. It was a difficult time both mentally and physically, but it was an eye opener. I’m in Talkeetna right now, typing in the rain as we wait for a […]

gear-dropping some lbs.

May 29, 2015

gear-dropping some lbs.

Back safe and sound from Peru, but that’s another story. Too many pics and thoughts to sort through right now. And another trip is on it’s way this weekend if weather holds! For the past several years most of my expeditions have been heavy base camping, getting dropped off by a plane, setting up camp […]

cordillera blanca

May 7, 2015

cordillera blanca

Spring has historically been Alaska expedition season, but this year has been a strange one. I’ve been trying to get up there, but trips kept falling through. When Matt Primomo and I met up in the Tetons this year we talked about going someplace cool for the making of turns. He has to be in […]

red stack

May 6, 2015

red stack

Jonah and I did some ski testing for Voile this weekend at Snowbird. Conditions were better than we’d thought they might be. And after staring at the “forbidden fruit” like Pipeline and Red Stack all day I decided I needed to return. Yesterday morning Jason and I headed up for a north facing lap or two […]

devil’s bedstead

May 4, 2015

devil’s bedstead

When “Fifty Classic Ski Descents” was released, I was excited see the incredible images and read the accounts of some historic, proud lines in North America. I loved the large format and enjoyed reading about the first descents and the folks who pioneered them. The book has been sitting on the shelf collecting dust for […]

sawtooth mountains: mcgown peak

April 20, 2015

sawtooth mountains: mcgown peak

That night in Stanley was cold and clear, dropping down to near 10 degrees. We slept in the rafting guides bunk-house again and woke up early. In time to enjoy the sunrise, and coffee with the view from Scott’s backyard. With the quality snow we had found in “The Sickle”, at upper north facing elevations, […]

sawtooth mountains: the sickle

April 19, 2015

sawtooth mountains: the sickle

The Beartooths really lit the fire in me to explore more classics outside of the Wasatch over the next few weeks before I take off for some back to back expeditions. I started looking around the Sawtooths and found this image of Horstmann Peak and “the sickle” couloir. It seems like every range has a […]