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“Telemark” is Norwegian for “I Can’t Afford Real Skis”

“Free your heel and your mind will follow,” is what the telemarkers say.  Actually, they have many pithy sayings including “Randonee is French for ‘I can’t tele.‘”. The backcountry skiing bug has bitten me a lot more gradually than most … Continue reading

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Mt. Elbert, or “Where did I put my 14er tick list?”

Climbing 14ers in Colorado is a big deal and I enthusiastically caught the bug shortly after moving here eleven years ago.  From my first laughable attempts to wiser, more sophisticated epics, it was a good time.  I motored my way … Continue reading

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The Italian Job

Sesto Dolomites and Venice, Italy October 7-16, 2010 When someone suggests, “Let’s all go to Venice in October and talk about astronomy,” you say “Okay!” When that person is the guy paying both your salary and airfare, you say “Perfecto!” … Continue reading

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No Atheists in Bergshrunds: Hallett Peak via Tyndall Glacier

August 29, 2009 Even in a good year, couloir climbing season is done by mid-July and the ice climbing season doesn’t get started until November at the earliest… or so I thought! Perusing Dave Cooper’s excellent Colorado Snow Climbs showed me the … Continue reading

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Skiing James Peak

I’ve been in Colorado for almost six years now which, no matter how you slice it, is a long time. These days, if I want to do something new and different, it usually involves either something very obscure, something far … Continue reading

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