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Update on GHT Planning

As of March 24, 2015 Planning has been coming along slowly but surely. Here’s a list of notable things I’ve accomplished/gathered recently: LANGUAGE I’ve been meeting weekly with a very kind Nepali woman who has agreed to teach me basic Nepali language skills. The language is so different from English, it’s a pleasure to learn and practice. Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed by my …

The Backpack With Legs

My 70L Osprey Backpack is literally the best backpack, ever. This backpack has taken me thousands and thousands of kilometers on foot, ski, plane, train, boat, bus and bike. After 5 years of rigorous abuse, I’ve only busted one zipper and gotten the pack somewhat dirty. Otherwise this giant bag has stood up to all kinds of mistreatment and is still in great operating condition. …

Found Some Snow!

Well it took a couple of weeks but we finally got some snowfall! In fact we got a huge storm that deposited TOO MUCH snow. It was too dangerous to ski backcountry for a little while so I took the opportunity to practice some skills at Canada Olympic Park. I’d like to be able to land a backflip confidently by the end of the ski …