Posts tagged "ski mountaineering"
Norway 2011- Follow Me!

Norway 2011- Follow Me!

One of the main motivating factors for becoming an internationally certified mountain guide, is the opportunity to ski and climb in areas that I’ve only dreamt about. I’ve drooled over articles featuring ski tracks from summit to sea with peaks that look like they were purpose built for ski mountaineering. No pesky glaciers or long...
April in the Alps

April in the Alps

Most sports enthusiasts have a list of destinations that make it onto their “bucket lists”. For the baseball fan, it might be watching a Sox/Yankees game at Fenway Park. For the golfer, it might be playing a round at Pebble Beach. For the serious ski enthusiast: the trip that makes most skiers’ list is almost...
Back from the Dream Circuit!

Back from the Dream Circuit!

Berner Oberland Goodness I’m back in Chamonix after an excellent stretch of about 16 days of some of the most well known multi-day ski tours in France, Italy and Switzerland with Leavenworth, Washington’s Northwest Mountain School. Having just completed a week long Haute Route (Chamonix to Zermatt), a week long tour in the Ortler Range...

Off to the Alps

Bags are packed and weighed for my Spring season in the Alps! I’m psyched on some last minute gear additions from Outdoor Research including the new Helium Jacket and the Ferrosi Hoody, I’m confident that their uber-lightweight gear won’t put me over the 50lb baggage weight limit. I can’t wait to melt faces with that...

chasing rich experiences

I’ve finished everyday this week with frozen teeth. A byproduct of smiling uncontrollably as I wove my way through aspen glades dodging my similarly delighted partners. It’s not that we had skied lines that were going to make magazine covers. Or even lines with the freshest and lightest snow. We were thoroughly satiated through exploration...

Ski Mountaineering: What to Carry?

While packing this morning for a day ski touring, it occurred to me that I hadn’t yet done a proper online pack explosion. Given that the spring ski mountaineering season is right around the corner, I thought I would share my gear system with you for longer ski tours. The system described below is by...