Monthly Archives: March 2011

Helmets and other good things

Long story short: wear your helmet. No excuses.

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Assymptotically Approaching Eccles Pass

A month ago, Michele and I made our first exploratory trip into the mysterious and dramatic Southern Gore Range. It was not an unmitigated disaster, but it was definitely a bit of a slog. The plan then was to flank … Continue reading

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Icy Debauchery

The schedule of events for the traditional bachelor party includes scantily-clad women and marathon drinking; classic male-bonding debauchery. When you’re a member of the elite Stupid Brutes outdoor cadre, you substitute a round of all-male ice cragging (fully clad) for … Continue reading

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One Un-earned Turn Leads to Another

Having gotten more and more into backcountry skiing lately, I’ve learned the joy (among other things) of working for my turns.  Of course, I’ve also developed that annoying disdain for lift-served skiing shared by many backcountry geeks, especially the telemark … Continue reading

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