Route: East Face Team: Ted, Chris Davenport, Neal Beidleman The advanced planning was minimal, consisting of a couple of organizational calls from Chris, laced with tones of muted optimism. The recon was even more limited. We had a few aerial shots of the route, a line that had only been skied once before back in 1978. The hazards were widely known. A ski route that neared 60 degrees, with high...
An early season ski descent of the Snake Couloir on Mount Sneffels.
Route: Cross Couloir Team: Ted (solo) In 2005 I skied during every month of the year. I had always heard of people in Colorado doing this, traveling to small desperate patches of sun-cupped summer snow just to be able to say they skied all year. September and August can be the toughest to pull off. July was easy, I went to Holy Cross. The spring wildlife closure of the Tigiwon...
Route: North Face Team: Ted, Christy With the arrival of June, north facing snow was about all that was left. The view of Missouri's north side from La Plata the week before showed it was still in from the top, or so it appeared. Christy and I were excited as we made the quick trip over Independence Pass, we didn't know the day would become an ethics litmus test. We...
A late May ski descent of the North Face of La Plata Peak.
My first ski descent of the North Face of North Maroon Peak back in 2005.
A spring ski descent of Wetterhorn Peak on a hot day that delivered a learning lesson.
Route: North Face to Trough Couloir Team: Ted, Christy, Dirk Bockelmann, Sean Shean Longs was the best. If I had to pick one day that stuck out as my favorite to date, it would be Longs Peak. Winter snow on the steep North Face was part of it, success after an uncertain and very long day added something, but most significant was the group— Christy, Dirk, and Sean, that made...
It’s amazing what a good day you have up in Montezuma Basin in October. Since Dirk and I were headed out on a climbing trip to Ecuador in a week or so we wanted some time up high. A bluebird day with easy skiing snow greeted us.
A 2004 ski descent of the Northwest side of Wilson Peak.
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