wba-resignation

August 20, 2015

wba-resignation

There is no place on this planet as unique as the Central Wasatch Mountains. Its close proximity to a large city, ease of access, quality of snowfall, and multiplicity of user groups all interacting and overlapping in such a tiny area can’t be found anywhere else. Within 20-30 minutes of a large metropolis you can […]

yoga for stress relief

August 10, 2015

yoga for stress relief

Warning: the following is a shameless plug for my beautiful and intelligent friend, lover, and Yogi. My yoga history dips up and down over the past 15 years like many rounds of sun salutations. It’s one of those things that I’m really bad at, and I don’t do it often enough, but I love how […]

tetons-cathedral traverse

July 29, 2015

tetons-cathedral traverse

A good formula for adventure is to allow naivety and over-confidence to get yourself into trouble, and then use mental strength, skill, and physical ability to get you back out. The Grand Traverse of the Tetons has always been a peripheral dream and goal that I thought I’d do someday. However, I’d never really looked […]

pfeifferhorn- north ridge

July 16, 2015

pfeifferhorn- north ridge

After a bout of getting fat and being lazy, and a minor injury, (and lamenting foiled spring ski trips) I’ve been slowly getting back into the mountains. Gathering vertical, volume, and dropping some lbs is easy to do with so many great hikes and scrambles to mix in with this heat. Jason Dorais consented to […]

cordillera blanca- shaqsha

July 13, 2015

cordillera blanca- shaqsha

“For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends RAIN on the righteous and the unrighteous.” -Matthew 5:45– I guess all the praying for sunshine that we did was for naught. But we did devour the good book, (or guidebook I guess): Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca for […]

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 […]