To get right to the point– it hasn’t snowed in a while so we went ice climbing.
We’re on the beach in Mexico on a second honeymoon and figured we should share the remaining photos from our first wedding getaway. The Via Ferrata Cesco Tomaselli – Punta Sud was our favorite climb in the Dolomites– and for a couple of reasons. Its steep and unrelenting exposure places this route in the highest […]
And the honeymoon continues. A day after the warmup on Punta Fiames we decided to hit something bigger. Highly recommended by friends and guidebooks alike, the Via Ferrata Giovanni Lippelli on the Tofana di Rozes was said to be a must-do. The Tofana group is comprised of three separate peaks– Tofana di Rozes, di Mezzo […]
The wedding was awesome. Afterwards, in need of some serious rest and unwinding, Christy and I headed to Europe, Italy to be exact. I know what you’re thinking, how romantic it must have been to cruise around the canals of Venice by gondola, the cliche honeymoon, right? Not quite. In full disclosure we did eventually […]
Christy and I have run the San Juan Solstice 50 two times now and decided we wanted to try something new. So in place of the Lake City, Colorado race, with it’s huge vertical gains and high elevations, we ventured to a different 50 miler we had long heard of, in northern Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. […]
Just passing along some recent good news. On May 5th Phurba Tashi, Dorje, and Nema, along with two sherpa from IMG and British climber David Tait, summited Mount Everest. Their efforts fixing the route to the 29,035 foot summit marks the first summits of the year and thus officially opens the route for the season […]
It’s official. We don’t need the certificate as proof, but we do think it’s pretty cute that the government of Nepal takes the time to issue these. I’m sure they’ll be cool to have somewhere down the road. Maybe the Colorado Mountain Club should issue certificates for 14er & 13er summits. I’m sure the employees […]
Having just passed through a rather porous security check, we stood on the tarmac of Lukla Airport and awaited our flight. It was the first clear morning in three days, and the planes which were reported to have departed Kathmandu, were headed our way. Eager for their arrival, we listened. They were our way home. […]
Dirk, Christy and I agreed- if we didn’t see a sleeping bag for a few weeks, we’d be just fine. I say that because when you consider the different camps on the mountain, and their varying levels of comfort (or lack thereof), well, it’s just great to be home. Having a toilet is nice, too. Let’s review. […]
It was October 18th, nine days after arriving to Nepal, that we finished our trek and made it to basecamp. What a spot. The looming west face of the mountain frames the backdrop for the camp and the huge hanging snowfield just below the summit, known as the ‘dablam’ (loosely translated- pendant or charm box), […]
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