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Skiing the Peak of the Soviets (Пик Советов 4317m) + Hiking Big Almaty Peak (3600m)

October 12, 2013


After gaining about 500 meters from the road, the border guards caught up with us. Luckily, we were 500 meters above the road and a few kilometers away, and the guards were not to anxious to leave their Lada 4x4 or the road. They shouted and whistled at us, but we played deaf until we arrived at the top of the ridge, and at that point we lost sight of them until we would arrive back at the observatory later that evening.

Пик Комсомола (Komsomol Peak) – Part Two: First Descent with Skis On

September 26, 2013


At this point, I cannot say I was proud about how I skied it, if you want to call it that (I’m still hesitant to call it anything but a “first descent with skis on”).

Пик Комсомола (Komsomol Peak) – Part One: Ascent

September 15, 2013


Climb Screen Grab On July 26th, 2013, I free-soloed the Northwest Face of Komsomol Peak, which rises 4376 meters (14,357 feet) almost directly above Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Mt. Elbert on Memorial Day (Reblog)

June 10, 2012


Originally posted on Backcountry Skiing in Colorado:
On May 28th Jon Jay and I set out for an early morning assault toward a thin Box Creek Cirque on Mt. Elbert.  I climbed Mt. Massive over 5 years ago and have wanted to get after Elbert for a while now.  However, I figured if I was going…

June + July

August 10, 2011


I put this together, so hopefully it makes the next 7 minutes of your day more enjoyable.

Photos from the Crestones

April 19, 2011


I actually hate blogging about failed mountaineering missions, but the photos Tyler and I captured are too good not to share [Read More...]

A Quick Quandary Report

April 4, 2011


I awoke on my buddy's couch in Breck to my phone ringing. It was 7:05, and I was supposed to meet them at 7:00 at Clint's coffee shop on Main. Without thinking twice, I grabbed my bag and boots, and walked out the door. [Read More...]