Running along Blackcomb Peak after one last climb of Blackcomb Buttress for the season.

Fall 2017 Training

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[…]

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2017 World Championships

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[…]

Racing to the top in the US Team Vertical Qualifier - Gary Ertter Photo

Training and US Team Trials

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[…]

Sunset over Whistler on an evening scramble.

September Training and Racing

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.

Nick and I racing at Canadian Ntnl. Championships.

Europe PDG Trip

  This post is pretty long overdue but after crashing in a race over the weekend, I’m off training for a few days which plenty of time for catching up on my blog. Summer came fast in Squamish and we’re solidly into running season. Before this though, winter was in full swing and pretty crazy.[…]