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The Sierra

It’s an ever more widely acknowledged fact that if you’re a climber, Squamish is the best place to be in North America during the summer months. I was regretting having ever left as I poured with sweat and strained, teary-eyed … Continue reading

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Kneeknacker, 2013

After you run an ultra-marathon, it’s apparently compulsory that you write a long and painfully detailed report agonizing over the minutiae of your race. I know this because I read countless race reports in preparation for the Kneeknacker which was … Continue reading

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A Few Days of Efficient Ski Touring

It would be a bit hypocritical for a person with a blog (no matter how neglected) and, as of recently, a twitter account (the horror!) to claim to be against shameless self-promotion. So what the heck, here are a few … Continue reading

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Winter Training

For the months of December and January I was silently detested by a group of Indian men who only wanted a quiet game of Table Tennis. I was in Oman working as a Mountain Safety Operative on a seismic survey, … Continue reading

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A Quick Trip to the Desert, in Photos

A few extremely belated photos from a two week trip to Utah in November.

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Mountain Jogging

I use ‘jogging’ because ‘mountain running’ sounds a bit pretentious when used to describe the shuffling and brisk walking I’ve been doing. When I returned from Alaska, my desire to climb serious alpine routes was at a bit of a … Continue reading

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Denali, June 2012 in Photos

I spent the month of June hanging out on Denali with Colin Haley. Ultimately, we didn’t succeed on our main objective. It’s always difficult to fail after investing a month of time and energy, and in this case it was … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 in Photos

My blog hasn’t been doing a very good job of letting my friends and family know that I’m still alive. In an effort to catch up, here are a few photos from what now feels like the distant past.

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A Nelson Ski Vacation and the ROAM Randonee Rally

Karina and I spent a week skiing in Nelson that included the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival.  It was a well-deserved vacation for Karina, whereas for me it was more a case of ‘getting away from already being pretty much away … Continue reading

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A Few Days in the Rockies

After the ski-mountaineering race in Golden, Paul Backhouse and I did some ice climbing in the Rockies. For a few consecutive seasons, I spent quite a bit of time ice climbing in the Rockies.  I took many overnight greyhound buses … Continue reading

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