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June and July

Crappy photos of great moments. This summer in the Alps, I experimented with carrying only an iphone as a camera. Worked well in “capturing” some moments without being a slave to the camera. Created with flickr slideshow.
Glacier Biking

Glacier Biking

Perhaps because of the wet weather, or maybe because I’m trying to fill the skiing void. (When have you seen an Alpine climber descending on foot with a shit eating grin on his face?) But this season I’ve been lusting hard after new mountain bikes. After my first foray into bikepacking earlier this month, I’ve...
Alps Bikepacking

Alps Bikepacking

Adventuring in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps often involves an interesting inter-modal blend of cablecars, ski lifts, trains, cars, buses and often helicopters. Motivated for a different type of adventure (ie not climbing) and inspired by folks riding the Tour Divide back at home, I decided to kick off my summer season with an...
Moab Climbing and Yoga Weekend

Moab Climbing and Yoga Weekend

Hot off of the heels of achieving  AMGA Alpine Guide Certification and full IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide qualification, we are offering a fall Yoga and Climbing weekend. Sarah Darval of Yoga for the Peaceful, and I are extremely excited to combine our passions and offer this program in our favorite fall climbing destination. Weather in Moab...

Dolomites and Arco Climbing

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I were suffering from a little of the “grass is always greener” syndrome and opted for some adventuring away from the alpine paradise of our current backyard. Being that it is the Alps: many countries and their spectacular mountain playgrounds are accessible by only a few hours drive. We...

take your dog to work day

June 26th is “take your dog to work day” and unfortunately for Louis and I, he is neither here in Chamonix nor do I have any trips booked tomorrow… I know he will be working hard at harassing marmots and doing his thing in CO. From takeyourdog.com “First celebrated in 1999, Take Your Dog To...