Though I still have a draft of my season racing wrap-up post sitting uncompleted, it seems more appropriate to give a little recap of the last two months of what I’ve been up to since getting home from Europe. At the beginning of April when I first arrived, it was essentially still winter on the Coast (despite[…]
Nick and I have had the Tantalus Ski Traverse on our minds for a few years now. It’s right outside Squamish and on paper, the Traverse shouldn’t take that long. It’s 40km with 3500m of elevation gain. The terrain doesn’t exactly lend itself to moving as fast as possible however. Partly because you start essentially at[…]
This post is a bit behind schedule but that’s alright – I’ve had a few days to decompress from World Championships in Alpago-Piancavello, Italy. It was definitely a week with some ups and downs. The US brought a huge team to the championships. The biggest actually. I think the European nations bring smaller teams because they[…]
January has been a whirlwind of travel. I wrapped up my planned data collection for the semester over Christmas break and my leave of absence from school started on January 1st. In what was probably an optimistic at best and more likely unwise fit of planning, I arranged a series of flights, car rides, hostels,[…]
2016 was a pretty great year for racing and spending time in the mountains. Here’s a few of my highlights: First, some numbers: 930 Training Hours 4300 Km Distance 381,000 M+ Vertical Ascent 150 Days of skiing January: I started off 2016 with races at Castle Mountain and then joined Nick, flying to Europe[…]
The first big hurdle of the season is passed! Last weekend was the first of two qualifying races for the 2017 US World Championship team, held in McCall, Idaho at Brundage Mountain Resort. The Northwest Passage Race featured a Vertical and Individual event, both of which served as qualifiers for their respective World’s event (the second qualifying[…]
I’ve finished the last of the summer races that I will do this season and we are well into October. The big fall storms are rolling in strong and we had our first on-snow training day on October 9th (my earliest ever was in 2013 on Oct 3rd)! This time of year is also where[…]
September has been a fun mix of training and racing. Compared to the winter season, I don’t race all that much in the summer. I’d rather be out climbing or in the mountains and not many of the races around here really pique my interest. It’s hard to beat racing at Whistler Blackcomb though.