The UBC Research team arrived in Nepal at 11:00 pm on Saturday (local time). We are staying at the American Alpine Clubhouse in Kathmandu. The house is nice and clean and they make us breakfast and dinner. China Southern Airlines: Vancouver – Guangzhou – Kathmandu: 20hr 55min. The team includes myself, Martin MacInnis, a fellow UBC[…]
During the middle week of our USA road trip, our primary focus was exploring trail runs in new areas. Our first stop was in Jackson, WY while in town for our attempt on the Grand Teton. The climbing ranger pointed us towards the trail around Jenny Lake. We didn’t want to use up too much[…]
The Grand Teton is a 4197 meter peak near Jackson, Wyoming. Sarah and I started our road trip across the U.S. by stopping in Jackson for an attempt on the Owen-Spaulding route up the Grand. The O.S. is generally a scramble with several pitches of climbing up to 5.4 near the summit first climbed in[…]
Sarah and I are wrapping up our trip in Minnesota. I have a bunch of pictures coming soon.
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