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Winter Newsletter and Blogging Hiatus

There has been plenty of unreported activity since my last blog post, but I’m going to be perfectly honest with you; I like skiing powder and climbing ice far more than I like the interwebs. I know that might be hard to believe for the folks that know my ‘net tendencies, but it’s true. Speaking...

Winter in Full Swing!

My infrequent blog updates are a clear indicator of plentiful backcountry adventures here in Colorado. A guides’ holiday season is usually filled with many opportunities for mountain adventures with friends, both old and new, and this holiday season has been no exception. Approaching Resolution Mtn and the Fowler-Hilliard Yurt Last week,  I had the pleasure...

This week in the CB Backcountry

“We can travel a long way and do many different things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home. True happiness may not be at all far away, but it requires a radical change...

Lake City Ice Conditions Dec 15

The park is open for the 09/10 season and looking good! Gone Skiing MB

Recent Skiing Slideshow

Deep snow here in the Butte- I’m on my way out the door for a longer tour… stay tuned and enjoy these photos from the past week. Click here to open the gallery. MB

Colorado Ice Conditions

Yesterday, I made it out to Vail where the ice was forming up quite nicely. I only managed to boulder around for an hour or so over near the Raquet Club, but got a few pics of the other areas from the highway. Spiral Staircase and the Firehouse looked surprisingly good, but a few others...

Sherman Ice Video

With the amount of media I’ve been throwing around for a 3/4 ascent of a local moderate, one might think that it is the only thing I have done besides sit on the couch and play on the internet… Not exactly true, but the climb the other day has given me some video footage and...

Ice Season is here!

Ice Season is here! On November 19th, two friends and I made it down to Lake City, Colorado for an ascent of the area classic “Sherman Climb”. Pretty good conditions overall, with the final pillar pitch “in” but just barely. Check out the pics from our climb. Click here to open the gallery. The fact...

AMGA Certified Rock Guide

Exciting news! I am officially an AMGA Certified Rock Guide. Thanks so much for all of your support and kind words. Speaking of the AMGA, I am down in Moab enjoying the 2009 AMGA Annual Meeting. more on that later… mike