Tag Archives: alaska

Things I Like

It is August. People are getting after it in the southern hemisphere, ski movie trailers are dropping left and right, and there is new products to drool over. All of that is happening; meanwhile, I am losing my mind during the summer construction season. With days off only coming on rain days, I haven’t had […]

One Year: A Ski Edit (2015-2016)

This time last year (mid May) I was trudging up Denali. A year later, I have had one of my best ski seasons ever. I was able to summit Denali, slay pow in Japan, huck cliffs in BC, and shred spines in AK. During this year long ski extravaganza, I tried to capture the best moments […]

Brushing the rust off

This summer marked the longest time I have gone without skiing since I had my shoulder reconstructed in 2009. Since I have been getting out and started to shake the rust off, I figured I would dust the cobwebs off this ol’ website too. This summer was spent working my ass off to pay the […]

Denali: The West Buttress

Team: Yes We Xan! Members: Eric Dahl, Peter Dreher, Nick Brunger, Jacob Brownlee Trip Dates: May 10, 2015 to June 1, 2015   Overview: At the beginning of May, myself and team Yes We Xan! flew out of Talkeetna with the hopes/intentions of summiting Denali. In the subsequent weeks, it turned into more of an […]


Information on Team Yes We Xan! Denali expedition coming soon. Until then, check out the video of the trip.

Eklutna Traverse

Last week our Denali team (Yes We Xan!) tackled the Eklutna Traverse. This outing was meant to be our final shakedown trip before we leave on May 10th. Being our final shakedown meant we hauled all of our Denali equipment (110+ lbs. per person), skipped the 5 huts scattered across the traverse, and brought a […]

Getting After It!

Blogging round 2. Lets see if I can be more motivated to keep it updated. This season, 2014-2015, has marked a huge uptick in my time and confidence in the backcountry. I have found myself skiing and assessing bigger and bigger lines with more comfort. Part of the reason for this increase in field time […]