Tag: backcountry skiing

Tiny Packs –

Tiny Packs –

| March 16, 2015 | 9 Comments

The Law of Luggage states: “The amount of stuff you carry will expand to fit whatever size backpack you have.” For this reason and a few others, I use a tiny little 15 liter pack for backcountry skiing in the Wasatch. Between racing packs and mechanized skiing packs, there are quite a few small packs […]

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State of the Wasatch – Jan 11, 2015

State of the Wasatch – Jan 11, 2015

| January 11, 2015 | 8 Comments

In the comments from my last post I was called out as “an elitist blowhard,” so I’ll try to live up to that reputation by now kvetching about the Wasatch snowpack.  It is okay… but we really need more snow, especially as this is going on the fourth sub par year in a row.  We’ve been robbed. Even […]

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New Zealand 2006 – Trip Series

New Zealand 2006 – Trip Series

| December 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

This trip came about in a serendipitous manner.  In 2006 I wanted to see if I could ski all seven continents, and had just happened to meet Grant Guise through Ski Mountaineering racing, which Steve Romeo was also involved in.  Grant lived/lives in New Zealand and so we decided that was a good enough of […]

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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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Ski Touring Set Up For a Six Year-Old

| January 6, 2014 | 19 Comments

After trying a few other approaches, I finally pieced together a touring set-up for our six year-old daughter, Mira.  It turned out to be more complicated than I expected, but in the end it seems to work well and was cheap. We originally tried just having her “tour” in her alpine set-up with the buckles […]

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Cook Tent Architecture

Cook Tent Architecture

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

My first impression of pyramid style tarp tents was not good. After arriving at a barren, windy trailhead late at night, we set the tent up, stripped down and crawled into our sleeping bags.  The next thing I knew, I felt a cool breeze on my face could see the stars.  Realizing the tent had […]

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Wasatch Update

Wasatch Update

| January 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

Now that the Wasatch Mountains actually have some snow, it is like celebrating November in February – a bit late, but welcome. Last Saturday we followed a masterful skin track up the Argenta aprons on Mt. Kessler and caught the trail breakers right on the summit, who turned out to be Alecs Barton and two […]

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