RSSTrip Reports

Pioneer Mountains and Yurt – Idaho

Pioneer Mountains and Yurt – Idaho

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

It only took me about 25 years to get around to it, but after being on my wishlist for far too long, I finally made it up to Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains recently.  I first heard of them from Pete Patterson who told me that they were his favorite range, which says a lot considering that […]

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Moving Through Kashmir – A Gulmarg Ski Primer

Moving Through Kashmir – A Gulmarg Ski Primer

| April 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Much like La Grave, France, Gulmarg in Kashmir is a lift served backcountry skiing paradise.  The main difference between the two areas is that what La Grave has in vertical and steeps, Gulmarg has in width and endless open bowls of powder.  The areas are similar in infrastructure, but very different in terrain. Located in […]

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Svalbard/Arctic Circle Ski Cruise in May

Svalbard/Arctic Circle Ski Cruise in May

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Svalbard is to Europe as Alaska is to America – a land of snow, ice & rocks located off of the northwest corner of the continent. Also known as Spitsbergen, which roughly translates into “Land of Pointy Rocks” in Danish, it is an incredible place to ski and  ride.  At just below 80 degrees north, the […]

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Ushuaia and Antarctica 2016 Trip Report

Ushuaia and Antarctica 2016 Trip Report

| November 27, 2016 | 6 Comments

Twenty sixteen: The year of a relatively smooth Drake over (Beaufort 4-5), perfect weather, lots of ice which kept us from going too far south, skiing Deception Island, another great Black & White Party and a very smooth trip back across the Drake.  One of the best and most consistent trips skiing-wise with lots of […]

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Svalbard 2016 Trip Report and Photo Album

Svalbard 2016 Trip Report and Photo Album

| June 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Ice Axe Expeditions Arctic Circle Ski & Sail – Trip Report For more information on this trip, or similar skiing adventures in Antarctica, contact Ice Axe Expeditions out of Truckee, CA.  www.iceaxe.tv Week One – May 15-22, 2016 May 15th – Set sail from LYR. Met with Stein/Helga and went over the general plan, which is to […]

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Svalbard 2016 – Spaces Available

Svalbard 2016 – Spaces Available

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Through some sort of lucky harmonic convergence, I’m going to be joining Todd Offenbacher as an Ice Axe Expeditions guide on two trips up to Svalbard this May. This is a very cool and unusual place, not to mention that it also has excellent skiing, sailing adventures and wildlife, including Ursus Maritimus, or polar bears. […]

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Skiing Around Seitz Lake – Ruby Mountains, NV

Skiing Around Seitz Lake – Ruby Mountains, NV

| March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

I first heard of the Ruby Mountains in Nevada when Voile named a ski after them in the early 1990’s. When I asked Wally, the founder of Voile, why, he said “They’ve got the best powder on earth.” This said a lot coming from a voracious powder-hound like Wally who lives in the Wasatch. My […]

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Skiing in the Ruby Mountains, NV – Seitz Lake Approach

Skiing in the Ruby Mountains, NV – Seitz Lake Approach

| March 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the biggest cruxes of skiing in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada is access, as most of the range is surrounded by private ranches who don’t need no stinkin’ ski hippies crossing their land.  Apart from Lamoille Canyon (home to the world famous Terminal Cancer couloir), getting deep within the range on foot is […]

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2015 Antarctic Peninsula Trip Report

2015 Antarctic Peninsula Trip Report

| November 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

The 2015 Ice Axe Adventure Cruise is a wrap and I’m already excited to hear that they’ve already sold out the upper cabins for 2016 as well.  Yippy!  I love this trip for thousands of reasons, but from a mountain guide standpoint it is especially fun as I get to work with roughly 20 other […]

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Outdoor Alliance trip to Washington, DC

Outdoor Alliance trip to Washington, DC

| December 12, 2014 | 7 Comments

This was one of the more interested and unusual trips I’ve been on, and although it had everything to do with backcountry skiing, not a turn was had. We did however summit “The Hill” at 9:46am on December 10th with no supplemental oxygen or porters and by fair means. The trip was put together by […]

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