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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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Dogtooth Dash Ski-Mountaineering Race

For years I’ve been afraid of competing.  It is easier to harbour delusions of athletic talent if you never test them. Being injured actually gave me an excuse to sign up for a race. I felt that I could cope … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation: Skiing

This is the second post of photos from the past month. I wish I had some profound observations to accompany these photos, but if I wait for a flash of inspiration, I may be waiting forever. Skiing has been a … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation: Climbing

This is the first of two posts detailing what I’ve been doing during the past month. I just read an essay describing the fervor with which my generation (Gen Y, apparently) has taken to creating “personal brands” through the use … Continue reading

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Convalescing

Four months ago, I slipped while topping out a boulder problem in the forest below the Grand Wall.  I fell awkwardly, missed my crash pad, and landed squarely on my heel. I made it out of the boulders and to … Continue reading

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