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Jun 25 2012

TR (’94): Skiing Denali’s Wickersham Wall

© 1994   It felt nakedly brazen to be linking turns on the Wickersham Wall, a slope whose name is synonymous with avalanches. A slide now, while skiing in the center of the upper face, would carry me over 10,000-feet over cliffs and icefalls to a frozen, broken death. But we were confident in the …

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Feb 12 2012

CCSP Guide to Mendocino Ski Tours

  The Mendocino National Forest in Northern California contains nearly one million acres. From the Snow Mountain Wilderness in the southern end to the Yolla Bolly – Middle Eel Wilderness in the north, numerous peaks hold snow well into the summer. Access to these peaks can be tricky. And time consuming. The better part of …

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Mar 18 2011

Ten-11, D24: Secret Stash

“Look, I blew you off the other day because I’m terrible at mornings man.” “Don’t sweat it. You got the goods, I had to be chained to a desk, so good call.” “Where can we go that’s close?” “I know a good avy chute with a cornice hanging above it. Excellent line if it holds. …

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Feb 01 2011

Stoke: Wasatch Jan. 23, 2011

For the first time ever I managed to get out and make a few turns while at the annual Outdoor Retailer Trade show. Actually, as an ambassador for Brooks-Range I had to. It was a media tour, only this time I was on the other side, as a manufacturing representative. Quite weird for me, but …

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