The Backcountry Skiing and Ski Mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park guidebook is on the shelves, and gracing the cover is a photo of mine-- that of Dirk Bockelmann skiing the North Face of Longs Peak. (more…)
Last May, Christy, Dirk, Art Burrows, and I joined four Canadians on a 10-day traverse from the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass. Afterwards, I did a little story on the trip, (more…)
(Christy here) For the second year in a row, we escaped the hustle-and-bustle of the holidays in Aspen to meet friends at the Green-Wilson hut for Christmas. Starting from Ashcroft on Christmas Eve afternoon, we skinned the five-plus miles to the hut under starry skies. Around 6:30pm we saw the lights of our cozy mountain cabin and were instantly greeted with holiday drinks and creative hors d'oeuvres. (more…)
Ellingwood’s solo effort in late August day in 1921, the first reported ascent of the ridge that now bears his name, was way ahead of its time. Last weekend, Christy, Dirk and I followed in his footsteps, and despite the passing of ninety years, it seemed as though not much has changed.
I wrote a piece for Powder Magazine online about our 10 day Bugaboos to Rogers Pass Traverse. Read it here!
Sunday afternoon we made it to Rogers Pass, ten days after being dropped off in the middle of nowhere, by the Bugaboo Spires. Eight of us made the 85+ mile traverse, climbing some 32,000 vertical feet along the way. (more…)
Indian Summer has made an impressive run this year, and despite the calendar declaring it's time to start snowing, it continues to feel like summer. Nearly everyday this past month has been marked by blue skies, cool temps and dry trails, welcome conditions for anyone looking to get outside. Of course it will all change soon, and aware of the likely arrival of snow and cold temps in the coming...
Feeling as though we had done a good job taking advantage of what the Aspen area has to offer lately, and with plans forming for a climbing trip to Joshua Tree and Red Rocks this fall, we thought we'd change gears and hit the road for a little alpine climbing. So on Dirk's recommendation, Christy, he and I made the trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, with the goal of...
We're cresting the hump of the summer season, that busy time of the year when the crowds around town and the craziness at work can wear you thin if you're not careful. So with no big events and an open weekend, we opted for a short backpack/peak climb to get away from it all, if only for a few days. Interestingly, as I started putting this post together afterwards, the...
Skiing the Hourglass Couloir on the 14er Little Bear Peak in 2008.
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