Tag: backcountry skiing

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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