wildcat rally

March 3, 2015

wildcat rally

  There was the initial idea by Teague Holmes to go up Neffs Canyon, head into Porter Fork and keep skiing north facing shots off Raymond and Gobblers and finish with Wilson Headwall, or till our legs fell off. Tom Goth added the last minute variation of starting up Olympus and including a few north facing [...]

teeing off in the tetons part 3

March 1, 2015

teeing off in the tetons part 3

OK, I feel kinda stupid still writing about this little trip that happened almost a month ago. But, there hasn’t been much to spray about here in the Wasatch so I’m glad I milked the shit out of it. Fitting that we wrap up my new love affair with the Tetons from Valentines Day 2015. [...]

fundraiser for jim harris

February 26, 2015

fundraiser for jim harris

  The past several years I’ve been on some incredible trips and fun adventures all over the world, many of them with local Wasatch photographer Jim Harris. There are few photographers with all the required skills to travel safely and quickly in the mountains in winter. And even fewer that can let the action happen, [...]

backcountry film festival-slc and pc

February 25, 2015

backcountry film festival-slc and pc

A little PSA for Salt Lake City and Park City backcountry skiers and Wasatch Backcountry Alliance supporters. The Backcountry Film Festival is back in town next week at Brewvies and the following week in Park City. Let’s drink these bleak winter sorrows away and enjoy stories and footage from snowy lands that remind us of [...]

teeing off in the tetons part 2

February 23, 2015

teeing off in the tetons part 2

  Day 1 was as successful as we could have hoped for, so the pressure was on Fabrikant to keep it coming on day 2. The sun was scheduled to make a full appearance and bring warming temps. Like an army commander he stayed up late into the night scouring maps and filtering incoming communications [...]

pfeifferhorn north ridge

February 20, 2015

pfeifferhorn north ridge

No it’s not the Tetons part 2, but that trip got me so damn inspired that I just wanted to go run up a rugged mountain instead of blagging!  The North Ridge of the Pfeiff has long been on my to-do list. From what I had heard it’s an alpine climbing route that most people [...]

teeing off in the tetons part.1

February 17, 2015

teeing off in the tetons part.1

It looks like summer is the new winter?! Not a very attractive trend. Our neighbors to the north, The Tetons, seem to be the only mountains in the west that are being favored this season. I’ve been emailing with folks and keeping an eye on weather and stability in hopes of coming up to ski [...]

quiver 2015

February 4, 2015

quiver 2015

After umpteen years of working with Black Diamond and skiing on their skis, I’ve made the switch to work with the great local manufacturer, Voile. It’s only been a short time, but it’s very exciting to work with a medium sized company that still puts product and people before profits. Prior to this season I [...]

lone peak, chipman, box elder

January 27, 2015

lone peak, chipman, box elder

Moving apartments, good powder skiing, resting, and schmoozing at the Outdoor Retailer have filled my days since the Jackson Skimo race. High pressure and good avalanche stability moved in last week. This is when things get really interesting. Where to go? What to do? I knew that the speed demons of the Wasatch would be [...]

wyoming round-up 2015

January 15, 2015

wyoming round-up 2015

  This past weekend I competed in the Wyoming Round-Up skimo race. What is skimo? It’s short for ski mountaineering racing, formerly known as randonee racing. How the hell it became skimo? I have no idea. It’s a horrible name and has nothing to do with ski mountaineering as I know it. Even though the races [...]