My 2013 recap will start with training. I am pretty happy with my overall numbers. At just shy of 700 hours and over 204 km (.6 million ft.) of vertical ascent, I climbed nearly two thirds of the way to the International Space Station and well above the stratosphere. These numbers are again a big jump[…]
A bit of snow up high and no snow in the valley has meant that logging roads, normally inaccessible with a winter snowpack, allow access to high places that usually go unvisited. Tricouni Peak, just North of Squamish is one such zone. Tricouni gets a bit of attention in the summer as a scramble but is typically reserved for sledders in the winter.
Taking advantage of a possible break in the forecast over the May long weekend, Stano Faban, Nick Elson, and I drove down to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. We hoped for good conditions to try a speed attempt and had heard that the Disappointment Cleaver route was in good shape, following a direct line[…]