Reflections of 2016 

My calendar year has been revolving around the heli ski season in Alaska for the past 20 years.  In February, I make my migration back to Alaska to prepare for the fast and furious heli ski season.  It is a strange addiction, I struggle with on several levels.  Skiing has defined me and my life […]

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PATAGONIA 2016

  January was a beautiful month in Patagonia and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Media Luna was a great warm up, but I was ready for a more user friendly hiking approach.  We opted for Piedra Negra camp.  I had spent time here with Janet Bergman Wilkinson 8 years ago.  I remember making rock walls back then […]

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New Year 2016 Lucky Start

       December was pretty tough. (Moods of Patagonia, my last post sums up the first three weeks) After the Poincenot adventure, we left Lago de Tres with our broken tent and wet souls.  We had to return for the rest of our gear the following day. We had become quite familiar with this trail […]

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El Esfinge. The Sphinx. Peru

On July 30, 2015,  Tim and I took an incredible taxi ride up The Paron Valley in The Cordillera Blanca.  The road climbed relentlessly up the cliff laden valley.  I craned my neck out both windows gaping at the giant cliffs above, and crossed my fingers that we wouldn’t be taken out by rockfall on […]

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