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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
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 
Remember that storm the night we slept in a refuge high above Chamonix?  The lightning and thunder was truly scary as it hailed golf balls on the roof.  I'll always be ready to go back to the Alps.
Remember that storm the night we slept in a refuge high above Chamonix? The lightning and thunder was truly scary as it hailed golf balls on the roof. I'll always be ready to go back to the Alps.
Spring has got me dreaming of snow already.  And a return to the Waddington Range. Team USA/CA crushing the final step to higher places.
Spring has got me dreaming of snow already. And a return to the Waddington Range. Team USA/CA crushing the final step to higher places.
Bringing urban juxtaposition to the mountains.
Bringing urban juxtaposition to the mountains.
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 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.
@robiesterling caught that exact moment in my ski turn when the snow stuck in my powder basket released into the air.  Priceless.
@robiesterling caught that exact moment in my ski turn when the snow stuck in my powder basket released into the air. Priceless.
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 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.
I still carry Tibetan prayer flags around with me that I bought 9 years ago in Nepal.  The wind carries their prayers to the gods.
I still carry Tibetan prayer flags around with me that I bought 9 years ago in Nepal. The wind carries their prayers to the gods.
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...
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...
I take it back. Reflection
I take it back. Reflection
Swoosh! Nice rooster tail @umicheng ! Pow sessions 101
Swoosh! Nice rooster tail @umicheng ! Pow sessions 101
Day 4 of our ski trip,  feeling directly content from full days of alpine touring.  First attempt at a highly modified black n white selfie.
Day 4 of our ski trip, feeling directly content from full days of alpine touring. First attempt at a highly modified black n white selfie.
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.
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.
Mi perro. Sleepy eyes,  baby toes,  black and white.
Mi perro. Sleepy eyes, baby toes, black and white.
Guide's meeting,  7am, coffee,  darkness, snow.  Inside @mountainhardwear Space Station.  We had puzzle floor mats,  propane heat, plenty of space for 9 and of course,  cribbage.
Guide's meeting, 7am, coffee, darkness, snow. Inside @mountainhardwear Space Station. We had puzzle floor mats, propane heat, plenty of space for 9 and of course, cribbage.
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.
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.
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...
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...