New Fastest Known Time for Mount Rainier: Up and down in 3h 51min 40sec

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This is pretty much old news now but for various reasons we have not been able to cover it for you yet. In short, couple of days ago, SkinTrack … [Read more...]

6h 34min: New speed record on the full Wapta Traverse by 1 hour!

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Back in 2012 my two good friends and Canadian Skimo Team members, Melanie Bernier and Ian Gale, partnered together for what at the end happened to be … [Read more...]

Another Duffey Lake adventure: Duke Couloir, big cornice rappel, north face of Vantage Peak

Kind of like digging yourself into a crevasse.

As of two weeks ago, conditions around Duffey Lake seemed to make the final turn towards spring until the weather started acting up and proceeded to … [Read more...]

Back on skis: Skiing new, Bailing on old, Winter camping…

Brad readying for next jump turn.

After being out of the ski game for much of November and December due to injury I eased into January with caution. I have to credit my good friend and … [Read more...]

Best 6 Ski Mountaineering Reported Trips of 2012-2013 “season”

Uber happy Andy and Jason Dorais after setting the FKT on Rainier. (Photo from Jason's blog.)

The other day, on Twitter, Carl (@CarlKohnstamm) asked me for my opinion on "What are the top 5 ski mountaineering trip (reports) of 2012-13"? (It was … [Read more...]

First Tracks – Oct 2nd!

Bootpack to the summit ridge.

The Coast has been getting pounded with rain in the valley and snow in the alpine so I snuck out for a morning of skiing near Cypress Peak. We have … [Read more...]

China-Kyrgyz expedition, part 2: Beautiful Kyrgyzstan + Winds on Lenin Peak + Bishkek uncensored

The four of us - Lenin, Peter, Lenin Pk, and I.

Here is part two from our ski expedition to Muztagh Ata and Lenin Peak we went on last month. To read part one see here - Skiing thin air at Muztagh … [Read more...]

China-Kyrgyz expedition, part 1: Skiing thin air at Muztagh Ata + Kashgar culture adventures

Yaks don't do any porter work at Muztagh Ata, it's all camels and donkeys.

After almost 6 weeks of travelling, skiing and exploring in Central Asia I am back in Europe before flying back to Canada. What an amazing … [Read more...]

Going far and going high: Muztagh Ata in China + Lenin Peak in Kyrgyzstan

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We need progression to fully enjoy life. To progress we need inspiration. To stay inspired we need to progress... Out of that thinking, and a … [Read more...]

Giving all: Mount Rainier on skis in 4h 19min 12sec

Nick and I midway to Camp Muir. Photo by Eric.

Every year, I am amazed with progress of speed oriented ski mountaineering in North America, whether that be the actual performances (racing or … [Read more...]

Spring skiing gets things done: 8812 Peak, Forever Young Couloir, 1-day Wapta Traverse, Million Dollar Couloir, Mt Baker with friends

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Busy with things I didn't have time to record my outings the last couple of weeks. Catching up below... Over the past few years I found myself … [Read more...]

Dome and Youngs: Two Rogers Pass classics (as two trips or) in one bigger day

Asulkan valley map - Dome and Youngs tour

Yesterday, I skied two Rogers Pass descents I consider classics in terms of length, quality of skiing, and views - Dome Glacier and Seven Steps of … [Read more...]