(Barely) Back to 14,000 Feet

Chris, Joe and I ventured down to Gunnison and Lake City this past weekend to check out my brother's new house and go on some adventures. The adventures we were looking for can most accurately be described by the footwear each of us brought: ski boots, hiking shoes, climbing shoes, and flip flops. We got … Continue reading (Barely) Back to 14,000 Feet

North Maroon Peak – Ski POV

We dropped in at about 10:30am and followed some barely visible tracks for the ski decent. During the climb, we encountered everything from impenetrable ice to knee-deep sugar snow, but the descent only saw ice, corn, and slush. At 1:15 you can see the exposure we were climbing around on the east face. At 2:20 … Continue reading North Maroon Peak – Ski POV

North Maroon Peak – Photos

After I went by the SickStickz World Headquarters last Friday to pick up next year's prototypes and the new title of SickStickz Brand Ambassador, Tyler, Chris, and I made our way to Aspen for what I had dubbed my season's Trophy Line. Tyler had mentioned "Ringing the Bells" way back in September. After a series … Continue reading North Maroon Peak – Photos

Mt. Sneffels: Snake Couloir Ski – POV

At the top of the South Col, my still-camera completely died, so I switched over to my GoPro for footage. As luck would have it, most of the rappel and first part of the ski footage was corrupted, so I have had a hell of a time trying to get it to work, and in … Continue reading Mt. Sneffels: Snake Couloir Ski – POV

Mt. Sneffels: Lavender Couloir Climb – Photos

Last Monday, I had a chat session with my buddy Chris about what to do on Saturday. My initial thought was to do the Wilson trifecta, and the OB couloir on Kit Carson as a back-up plan. After further investigation, I decided that I (and Chris, probably) was not in shape for 8,500 vertical (up … Continue reading Mt. Sneffels: Lavender Couloir Climb – Photos

Mt. Yale – Silver Creek Bowl Avalanche

OK, first off, you should know that despite what happened, Collin is alive and healthy with a bruised shin and he'll probably be skiing with his tail between his legs for a while. I can't really describe what he went through, but I'll tell you the events leading up to what happened. Secondly, we were … Continue reading Mt. Yale – Silver Creek Bowl Avalanche