Tag Archives: mountaineering
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 […]
With the summer slowly dragging to a close, I find myself deeply entrenched in my yearly gear obsession bonanza. In honor of this annual gear geeking ritual, I decided to say my 2 cents on some of my favorite pieces of equipment from last winter and the Denali expedition. To keep it short, I’ve narrowed […]
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.
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 […]
Plan C: Goat & Alpenglow
Originally this was going to be a write up about an amazing 7 day Mt. Marcus Baker climb with Zach Halverson, but even the best laid plans occasionally fall through. Plan A (climbing Marcus Baker) met its first speed bump when the pilot we had talked to about flying us to Marcus Baker was recovering […]
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 […]