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Climbing Mont Blanc via the Trois Monts route

August 18, 2009

Voie Frison-Roche

Climbing the frison-roche on the Brevent in Chamonix. The frison roche is the most popular route on the main face of the route and hosts 6 pitches of great rock climbing at a reasonable grade (6a+).

Canon G9 epic

A fun 10 days of climbing in Red Rock NCA with the CMC crew with nothing to prove it, aside from an exceptionally dark farmers tan. Unfortunately my canon G9 (otherwise better than good) has crapped out and is giving me a repeated lens error. I’m guessing this is due to too much time at...

Quick Update

I am in the midst of an impulsive climbing road trip that should come to an end tomorrow. I’ve been out in Red Rock Canyon and now Moab, UT climbing some long sandstone routes. With not much going on around Crested Butte, climbing seemed like a great option. I’ll get some photos and vid together...

CMC Ice Block week one and two

Students Climbing Chalk Falls near Leadville It’s been an extremely busy few weeks for me teaching a CMC twelve day Ice Climbing Leadership Block in Leadville, Vail and Lake City. This unique program is schedule with one 3 day weekend, then two 4-day sessions. I know the snow has probably been spectacular in CB, but...

Avalanche and Backcountry Ski Equipment List

Rescue Equipment: Avalanche probe Collapsible shovel (metal blade recommended) Avalanche transceiver (457 kHz frequency only. Digital or analogue) Cell phone or two-way radio (OPTIONAL) Personal Equipment: Clothing for activities and standing in cold/snowy weather (no cotton) long underwear insulating layers outer layer (wind/waterproof) warm gloves, mitts, headband, and hat Goggles and sunglasses Small personal first...

Northwest Avalanche News!

Major rain on snow event contributing to HUGE climax avalanches. While we know that it is rare to have avalanches on slopes less than 30 degrees in steepness, wet avalanches are the exception. —> check out this video of the wet carnage at Snoqualmie! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCjdCwdmVOM] Here is the link to the news report with more...

Backcountry Snowboarding in CB

The past few days have been absolutely phenominal around here sunny skies, warm temperatures, great snow and great guests to surf some of the local pow stashes. I don’t often get the opportunity to get out riding with an exclusively splitboarding group, and I must say I had a blast the past few days riding...

Flat land ski mountaineering training.

I’m out in Minnesota for Thanksgiving with my partner’s family, not missing much as there is really no snow back home. I’ve been keeping myself busy with some flat-land training pain. In my on again- off again training regiment, I’ve become enamored with pain inducing programs derived from the Cross-fit program. While crossfit doesn’t exactly...