Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Staying Connected and Calling for Help

photo by Frank Hurley

Had he been able, would Shacklton have called for help and forfeited becoming the hero of the greatest survival story ever told?


Monday, December 8, 2014

Olaus Murie Christmas Tree


 "Olaus Tree"

In celebration of Christmas and the winter solstice is an ancient tradition of decorating homes with plants and trees that remain green throughout the winter.


Friday, November 21, 2014

2014 Antarctic Peninsula Adventure Cruise


This November I joined Ice Axe Expeditions for my third journey to the Antarctica Peninsula for ten action packed days of skiing, wildlife, glaciers, exploration and fun.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

HELP BRING BALANCE TO THE BACKCOUNTRY


On June 18, the Forest Service released its long-awaited draft federal rule for designating areas as open or closed to winter motorized vehicles. It’s a good first step, but the proposed rule misses the point on a couple of key details. Please take the time to comment. I just did.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Northern Wind River Range: A High Ski Traverse


In the spring of ‘94 I skied from Lander to Jackson following the spine of the Wind River and Gros Ventre Ranges. After pulling a sled over Dinwoody Pass, and a short detour to Wyoming’s high point, Gannett Peak, I spent a long blissful day skiing a high straight line from the Dinwoody Glacier to Downs Mountain. This aesthetic route follows a major fault line, connects the largest glaciers in the Rocky Mountains and never drops below 12,000 feet. It also traverses next to enticing 13,000+ ft. peaks.  For years I dreamed of returning.