The Spearhead Traverse is often done over two and three days but more and more parties are choosing to go light and complete it in a single long day. The easiest route starts at Blackcomb Mountain and departs the Blackcomb Glacier via the Showcase T-Bar. It usually takes a fit and competent party 8-10 hours[…]
My training cycle usually follows a pretty similar pattern. Race a lot in the winter. Ski adventures in the spring. Long running and mountain days in the summer. Ski specific training in the fall. This season was no exception aside from a slight difference to the last few years – I won’t be going to[…]
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[…]
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.