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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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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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Antarctica in November

Antarctica in November

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The leaves are just beginning to change here in Park City and the temps have dropped to more humane levels, which can only mean one thing is coming up: Antarctica!  I’m very psyched to be heading down for my fifth outing as a ski guide on the Ice Axe Expeditions Antarctic Adventure Cruise as it […]

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2014 Ice Axe Expeditions Antarctic Ski Cruise Trip Report

2014 Ice Axe Expeditions Antarctic Ski Cruise Trip Report

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Another Ice Axe Antarctic Ski Cruise has gone down in the history books, and like all those before it, this was yet another good one. I love how these trips start by collecting people from all over the world, squeezing them into South America, and then distilling all of that down to the very southern […]

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Antarctica 2014 – The Time is Now

Antarctica 2014 – The Time is Now

| June 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

I know… it just seems like the snow has just melted and now next season is already sneaking up. Or in the case of Antarctica, the 2014 ski season is finally catching up to the northern hemisphere. November in Antarctica is like April in Utah – the days are getting longer, the temperatures are warming […]

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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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Antarctic Peninsula Gear List

Antarctic Peninsula Gear List

| June 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

I must be getting excited about skiing as I spent the day compiling a list of 30 gear recommendations and accompanying photos for the upcoming Ice Axe Ski Cruise to Antarctica this November. A lot of this gear is just variations on a general backcountry theme, but having been down there four times, I’ve developed […]

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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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Antarctica 2013

Antarctica 2013

| November 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

At this time next year, you could be finishing up a great day of skiing, checking out the latest weather forecast and getting ready to cross the Drake Passage after a week of wild skiing in Antarctica. The now famous IceAxe Antarctica Ski Cruise only happens once every two years, and in 2013 it will […]

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Antarctica 2011 – Trip Report

Antarctica 2011 – Trip Report

| December 7, 2011 | 12 Comments

It seemed hard to believe that anything could ever top the 2009 Ice Axe Antarctica Ski Cruise, but I think this year actually did.  In 2009 we had freakishly good weather (clear, sunny and calm every single day), but in 2011, I think we were able to get into more interesting terrain.  Part of this […]

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