6 Weeks in Alaska

We flew into the range on May 6th but the trip really started in November when Dane Christensen came to visit me in Vermont. He suggested the that we go on a trip to Alaska, maybe just a mellow and inexpensive visit to the ruth gorge. I told him I couldn’t afford it but he…

Bonus Round

Giancarlos Lopes and I headed up to Cannon Cliff in New Hampshire in search of one last classic route for the ice season. We were not disappointed.   My original plan was just to test my new camera out and only get a few shots. I kept filming just for fun and when I got back…

24 pitches in Hyalite

This is from a fun video I made last year with Matt Cornell. We Climbed 24 pitches of Ice, Rock and Mixed in Hyalite Canyon.

Compromises

Climbers have a tendency to define themselves around their sport. It becomes an obsession and it all other aspects of life are planned around it. In the winter of 2016 that was definitely me. I had been living in a house full of ice climbers, in a basement room with a broken window, for only…

Why Go Back?

Last season I had a rough trip to the Alaska range. And now I’m going back but I’m not sure why. Bad decisions were made, probably starting first with the drive. We thought it would save money to drive up there in my truck based off of some math that neither of us actually did….

How to Start Ice Climbing (without going broke)

Ice climbing is not a hard sport to start doing. Just go to REI, buy a dry rope, crampons, boots, tools, puffy, and some screws. Then just take a long drive or hop on a flight to any one the great ice climbing destinations, hire a guide for the week and learn the basics, should only…