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...]

Nov 22 to Jan 2 – Few stats and how is ski touring in the Pass going

Our line off Eagle Pk. To the left is Avalanche Mountain and to the right is Sir Donald.

Happy New Year everyone! Last spring I have decided that I would spend the 2012/13 winter skiing mostly the amazing Rogers Pass. I desired that … [Read more...]

Skimo Canada December Snow Camp at Rogers Pass

This report was written by Stano and Brad Schalles whom you can follow on Twitter as @bschalles and via his WestCoast Skimo blog. Both are National … [Read more...]

Getting spoiled: Great early season touring at Rogers Pass

Avalanche Mountain and Sir Donald

It has been amazing couple of days at the Rogers Pass - no wind, good snow, and lots of blue skies. In general, travel is pretty fast (also thanks … [Read more...]

First ski day in 2012/13 season: Video Peak and 8812, Rogers Pass

Video Peak Rogers Pass

Today I finally got to ski for the first time this season. Weather was spectacular, snow as well. Rogers Pass is starting to fill in but for now … [Read more...]

Rogers Pass in fall light beauty + October snow dusting

Rogers Peak and Swiss Peak morning light

Yesterday, after a shivering -4 C night in a 10+ C sleeping bag I got rewarded with what I hopped for - beautiful views over a lightly snow dusted … [Read more...]

Canadian team summer skimo training camp – Revelstoke, Sep 15-16, 2012

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Since 2009 Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team have been meeting every September for our summer training camp. Previous camps were usually … [Read more...]