Still basking in the bliss of my March trip to the Deltas, I felt desire to go into the big mountains wane and fade. I entertained myself by crust skiing […]
I’ve never been able to leave town to climb in the big mountains without more than a few day’s notice. The process of divining good weather, coordinating/coercing climbing partners, finding […]
Vulture alpinism is the art of taking advantage snow conditions that are made good by another party. A hard bootpack is difficult to turn down.
The Alaska Alpine Club holds a yearly tradition that serves as a graduation course of sorts for the spring mountaineering class. The students meet at 7AM sharp in front of […]
Spring was once again upon the Alaska Range; school was winding up before the finals blow. I was to lead a mountaineering trip to Silvertip as it’s the only Delta […]
Finals week in Fairbanks was filled with blue skies, sun, pollen, and little wind. Mount Hayes was visible every day that week. We planned to fly to that mountain the weekend immediately following […]
So, it’s been one week since I took the FE exam, an 8 hour intensive exam that is more important to engineers than their degree, and totally unknown to non-engineers. You […]