I'm so proud of being able to join the FOW team at WNDR Alpine (plus...my photo made it in right next to ski legends Matt Sterbenz and Pep Fujas)!
This is a newer ski company based here in Salt Lake City and they just became a Certified B Corp (a big deal). They're a part ski part biotech company, and use renewable microalgae in their materials. Check them out for a much better explanation of their technology and incredible skis.
This is a good article about backcountry skiing with lots of pointers and suggestions from guides around the country. I have a few small quotes in here...which earned me my first internet trolls. Guess that means I've really made it ;-)
Finally...the full Outside Magazine Piece on our Noshaq Expedition
April 30, 2019
This is the full story of our Noshaq Expedition written by the fascinating journalist and photographer, Theresa Breuer, who climbed nearly to the top of the mountain with no previous climbing experience. She captures much of the drama and complexity of this incredibly risky venture. But there's still so much more. Ask me sometime! This story also came out in print (May 2019 issue).
Red Bull is delicious...and they have a cool publication, the Red Bulletin.
November 25, 2018
In July and August of this past summer (2018) I led an expedition to Afghanistan's highest peak, Mt Noshaq (7500m). It was one of the hardest things I've ever done but we were successful in guiding the first Afghan woman to the top of the mountain. Read the interview here.
Squeezed between trips to Europe and Asia, I spent last May in Alaska attempting to ski the ephemeral, 7000' South Face of University Peak with Jessica Baker, Sheldon Kerr, and photographer Krystle Wright. After a complicated multi day approach to reach the base of the route, most of the snow was gone and the shed cycle had taken its toll. We did climb part way up before opting to bail, narrowly avoiding the daily avalanches that swept the face from top to bottom. Mountains are always an adventure and I look forward to seeing this one again someday. Special thanks to our many sponsors. Check out our story here.
An amazing, comprehensive guidebook written by my friends and climbing partners, Jim and Jeremy. I was on the cover of the first edition but the new, two-volume series has lots of great Adirondack photos.