After World Championships, we took two days of train and car travel to get to Slovakia. I’ll be honest and say that I was a bit skeptical about leaving the Alps, mecca of all things ski mountaineering, in the middle of the season to visit a tiny country in Eastern Europe. We came to visit[…]
Typically communication is an important part of the team event in skimo racing. Racing the Puchar Pilska Teams race in Poland over the weekend, the only common language between my partner and I was ‘go’ and ‘dobre’ (‘good’ in Slovak). Luckily these were really all that was necessary.
I qualified to race two of three possible races at the World Championships – the Vertical and the Teams. The vertical race is pretty far from actual ski mountaineering in it’s true sense however it is the race I was most likely to perform well in. Racers ascend moderate slopes (think blue groomed run) from[…]
I spent the last two weeks driving from Squamish to Crested Butte Colorado and back. That is 1500 miles (about 23 hours) each direction! It is an incredibly long drive – much longer than I anticipated – and I was alone. That was the down side of the trip. Luckily the rest of it was pretty[…]
Nick and I have had out sights set on Mt. Baker’s North Ridge for a month or two now. The ridge offered good training for a bigger objective coming soon but also an interesting ski mountaineering objective in its own right. Our goal was to climb the NR, cross over the summit, then rejoin the[…]