Пик Локомотив (Lokomotiv Peak) 4128m – Summertime

Ice-capped summit The climb and descent were great, but the thing that blew me away about this climb was the views from the top. This was the furthest I have ventured into the Tien Shan mountains of Kazakhstan, and they only get bigger and better the further south I have gone. The pictures hardly give the views justice.


The Hopeful Couloir

We hooted and hollered all the way down, sharing high-fives and reveling in the prime conditions underneath glorious weather. Moments of celebration like this were so few and far between this season; the better ones like this seemed more valuable than ever before.

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