The days are longer, the temperatures warmer, and the snowpack, though thin, is stablizing. We love the arrival of spring because it signifies the start of our backcountry ski touring season.
A 2017 ski descent of the East Ridge of Quandary Peak with my friend Scott Martin.
If you’re into skiing 14ers and you’re in the Sierra’s, it’s natural to want to ski Mount Whitney.
Skiing the unnamed summit locals refer to as Len Shoemaker Peak, in the Maroon Lake area of the Elk Mountains.
Our trip to the Sierras started with a ski descent of the Northeast Couloir on Mount Langley, the southernmost 14er in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.
We skied Golden Horn, 13,780 ft. last weekend, down in the stunning Ice Lakes Basin area of the San Juans. The valley is a favorite of ours, in the summer months it’s all about the wildflowers, alpine lakes and scrambles on high 13ers.
We joined friends at the Lindley Hut last week and did a cool tour on and around nearby Star Peak. I’ve always considered April to be prime time for the Braun Huts…
Chris Davenport skiing the North Face of North Maroon Peak. The season is definitely winding down. For most it was over weeks or even months ago. But we always like to keep things going until the very end, and besides, the conditions up high are really just coming into form in May. We may still get out for another day or two before truly stashing the ski gear away for...
Our last stop on our Norway trip was to the Lyngen Alps, a peninsula packed with peaks a short distance north of Tromso. We had long heard of the region, it’s one of the more well-known locations in Northern Norway for climbing and skiing.
A late spring ski descent of the South Face of Castle Peak with Pete Gaston and Max Taam.
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