November 27, 2018

This was one of the most difficult, complicated trips I've ever been on.  The layers of risk were deep and's quite difficult to write about.  So  for now, check out the pics and go to the 'Media' page for more articles.

February 17, 2018

Yes, that's right, NH is nicknamed the Switzerland of America.  Though I think it bears occasional resemblance, the similarities end there.  But one thing NH really does have is phenomenal ice and ice climbs.  I had a great few weeks climbing some of the best classics...

March 27, 2017

Among other things, Iceland is known for volcanoes and glaciers.  But not necessarily the skiing.  While the Troll Peninsula has a bit more of a ski scene, the Westfjords -- that claw shaped bit of Iceland to the far northwest -- is not a scene at all.  Which is part o...

March 27, 2017

Scottish winter climbing isn't known for sunny, calm days with perfect visibility.  Rather, 'full Scottish conditions' -- wind, sideways rain (or sleet, graupel, and snow), raw cold, and complete white-out fogs are far more common...supposedly.

In our ten days in Scotla...

September 28, 2016

It's one of my favorite times of the year -- when the seasons get confused about what they're supposed to be doing.  This contradictory landscape is always fun to look at and I like the reminder that winter isn't far away but I don't have to deal with being cold just y...

August 20, 2016

It's been an endless and often painfully boring summer as I slowly recover from knee surgery.  I guess, having never had one,  I just never knew how long orthopedic injuries took to heal.  But for all my complaining, and as much as I miss the structure of having a job,...

April 18, 2016

One of my favorite subjects, and one of my favorite things about the big, open terrain of the Intermountain West, is watching storms. 

Since tearing my ACL a month ago, I haven't been able to climb, ski, or really even walk.  Which means I can't get into the mountains....

March 16, 2016

I'm just back from three weeks in the Westfjords of Iceland.  I've travleled all over the world and I can confidently say that this was the best trip I've ever taken.  I'm already planning to be back next winter...and maybe to Greenland, too!


February 15, 2016

 Matt starting up the final grovel-fest pitch of Birdbrain Boulevard.


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