Ice Climbing
CMC's Ice Climbing Leadership Block

CMC’s Ice Climbing Leadership Block

Colorado Mountain College’s “Ice Block” might be the best guiding bargain in the World. Where else can you get ten days of Ice Climbing instruction with an IFMGA/UIAGM guide, transportation, high end crampon and ice tool rentals,  as well as lodging and food while traveling to Lake City and Vail. Did I mention that you...

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...

Lake City Ice Conditions Dec 15

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

Photos and tired body.

It feels like spring here in CB. I climbed rock yesterday and ice the day before. I realize that it is only March, but it feels like spring and when I can be outside in a T-shirt I tend to keep the skis in the closet… Jay F. Demonstrating a proper pinpoint search… he’s remembering...

Lake City Ice Climbing with Crested Butte Mountain Guides

The Gunnison Valley is often second to none when it comes to conditions and options. Great powder skiing and even better ice climbing this week has us absolutely psyched on the amazing conditions. I’m headed out skiing for the day, but for now check out this video of yesterday’s Introduction to Ice Climbing day down...

sorry for the delay…

Sometimes I have new and exciting products to blog about like the BD justice ski, or new techniques and research regarding avalanche forecasting. Other times, I leave the interwebs behind and I’m just too psyched on life to spend all that time in front of the computer. The best part about my job(s) are that...