RSSTrip Reports

Wild Alpine Ski Week 2014 – Wrangell-St.Elias, Alaska

Wild Alpine Ski Week 2014 – Wrangell-St.Elias, Alaska

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Wild Alpine Wilderness Ski Week is coming up from March 30th to April 5th, which is exciting as it’s usually the best skiing of the year.  If you’ve never been to the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve (WSENPP), it’s like combining the Wasatch, Sawtooth, Teton and Sierra mountain ranges all together and being able […]

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2013 Ice Axe Expeditions Antarctic Ski Cruise Trip Report

| November 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

Another fun trip to Antarctica is now history and it did not disappoint.  Well, okay, the Drake Passage at only Force 3 was a bit lacking, but it still had some nice waves.  And, unlike in times past when you had two wait  years between trips, it is being held again next you in November […]

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DuMore Packraft Trip

| August 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

The true beauty of  packrafts is that their lightweight portability allows you to boat wildly remote rivers which would be logistically daunting or expensive with a hard-shell boat.   Weighing in at about 15 pounds for the entire boat, paddle, pdf, drysuit, etc., means that you can hump them over mountain passes and carry them […]

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White Hot White Rim

White Hot White Rim

| June 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The 100 mile White Rim trail outside of Moab, UT is one of my favorite mountain biking adventures and I’ve done it clockwise, counterclockwise, in a day, over three days and at night. There are far burlier rides out there, but I like the White Rim as it is such a classic slice of the […]

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Antarctica November 2013 Update

Antarctica November 2013 Update

| June 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Although the 2013/14 Wasatch snowfall totals were a bit of a bust, I’m already looking forward to my next anticipated skiing outing in Ushuaia, Argentina before heading down to Antarctica for ten days of skiing in November with the 2013 Antarctic Ski Cruise. This is one of my favorite trips of the year (or actually […]

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2013 Wilderness Ski Week Photo Gallery

2013 Wilderness Ski Week Photo Gallery

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013 was the second annual Wild Alpine Wilderness Ski Week, which is held in conjunction with the Ultima Thule Lodge. Like last year, the weather and conditions were great and we got out every day for some of the best turns of the season, at least in my case.  I haven’t gotten around to a […]

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Ruthless Ambitions Photo Gallery

Ruthless Ambitions Photo Gallery

| April 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’ll get around to writing this trip up ASAP, but first… photos. Ruthless Ambitions 2013 This was the second part of my trip to Alaska this year and involved a nine-day outing in the Ruth Amphitheater (thus the “Ruthless Ambitions” trip name) with Garrett Grove, Noah Howell and my old skiing buddy, Mark Holbrook.  The […]

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Ultima Thule Lodge

Ultima Thule Lodge

| March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

It looks like we’ll get some skiing in today…

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Up, Up & Away to Snowy AK

Up, Up & Away to Snowy AK

| March 27, 2013 | 8 Comments

If I had to pick my favorite place on earth to go skiing, it would have to be Alaska.  I know, this is a cheater’s answer as the state is so huge it is like saying “protein” is your favorite food, but that’s the point.  In Alaska you can ski anywhere from sea level to […]

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12k on 12-12-12

12k on 12-12-12

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The day started with airborne garbage cans flying around in Salt Lake City.  Texting Noah from the comfort of his upstairs bed, Jonah asked “Are you still going?”  Noah had no choice, first because it was his idea to climb and ski 12,012′ in honor of 12-12-12, but also because he was meeting me for […]

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