Recent yurt outing with my new rockstar employee Ryan. We toured large industrial facilities all day, rock climbed classic granite crack until sunset then battled cribbage in the yurt by firelight. #pnwlife
The night before flying out of camp we had a rager of a fire burning cardboard boxes and leftover chopped wood. We did a lot of 'hot butt' warming up our bums. Waiting for the helicopter the next morning it felt right to drop trou and show some skin. Good times.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir.
Still rummaging through my thousands of photos taken on our week long Nirvana Pass ski trip. The quiet we experienced out there was phenomenal.
The draw of the mountains is intoxicating at times. My mind continues to drift off into lofty alpine meadows. I seem to find myself constantly asking why exactly i don't live on a mountain top. Is it that ridiculous/impossible? Yes, maybe. Yet still i long for it...
Pantheon means “house of worship.” The Waddington Range beckons, at the foot of B.C.’s highest peak, the alluring and dangerous Mt. Waddington. With a vertical relief comparable to the Himalayas, the dramatic mountain possesses the unique quality that originally brought Alfred Waddington to its reaches in search of his own gold treasures.
Day 1: setup camp, Day 2 : we triggered a small avalanche, bootpacked to a rocky col and skied powder laps on the glacier. Our amazing Canadian Mountain Guide @tomwo1fe sits on the precipice overlooking the endless alpine peaks of the central British Columbian Coast Range. What a place to be.
A small avalanche struck, the sun was shining, no injuries, powder turns for days. Hiking, bootpacking, skinning, water, powder, laughter, canada. Our food was deluxe, @peakeatsfood supplied everything and we were happy. Days upon days of skiing.
Our elite backcountry team assembled from 3 cities around the world, Canmore Alberta, Seattle Washington and Golden Colorado. The drive was long and full of strange geography but as we approached the mountains everything made sense. 20cm of new snow overnight was just what we needed before the helicopter flew us into our destination. Many hours of camp setup and some avalanche safety practice and we were all settled into our quiet and remote little abode...