Browsing All posts tagged under »couloir« Backcountry Season 2014 – Бэккантри в Казахстане, Киргизия, Камчатка.

September 22, 2014


The crew over at put together this rad footage for a Backcountry Season compilation, which I am honored to be a part of.

The Grand Abai Couloir with

June 29, 2014


Back in March, I got a call from my buddy Rage to check out a line on Abai Peak that is very visible from the city of Almaty. Arrangements were made for an early start, and we ended up snagging this line which was probably the best of the Spring season for me.

Floss the Taco

March 23, 2014


"...sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about [Bill] here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's [Bill], in [Dehli? Last I heard he was in Dehli]."

Slaying the Dragon Tail

April 14, 2011


Four years ago, I arrived at Rocky Mountain National Park for an educational adventure in the art of snow wizardry, and I was forsaken a vision I would not soon forget. That sight was of the Dragon Tail Couloir, a mythical strip of snow that falls continuously for nearly 2,000 vertical feet above the mystical Emerald Lake.[Read More...]

Shit for Brains, Revisited

April 12, 2011


It became apparent very soon, however, that the snow was being kept frozen by a continuous wind up the couloir, which was also making the snow firmer by the minute [Read More...]

Silver Couloir – Descent

March 29, 2011


After our ascent of Buffalo Mountain, we clicked into our skis and made some mellow turns to the top of the Silver Couloir. Based on the turns to get to the top, there was a very good chance the snow was going to be very soft the whole way down. It was. [Read More...]

Shit for Brains Couloir

April 20, 2010


We’re in full-on couloir season here in Colorado. Chris, Andrew, Tyler, and Joe all decided to brave terrible weather and semi-frozen snow on the Shit for Brains couloir last Saturday. Shit for Brains is a couloir that cuts down the face of Black Mountain, and stares you in the face every time you ski at […]