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Climbing and Skiing the Hood

The opportunity arose to climb and ski an iconic Pacific Northwest volcano: Wy’east, more commonly known as Mount Hood, in Oregon. Standing slightly higher than 11,000 ft (3400m), Mount Hood is is a potentially active stratovolcano, which constantly steams noxious gases from fumaroles. Rarely will I pass up an exciting adventure such as this which can be accomplished in your standard long weekend – it had to …

Grand Canyon R2R2R

I haven’t done a blog post recently because, frankly, I haven’t been doing the most exciting/newsworthy things, I think. I did some pretty cool ski trips in the spring to Jumbo Pass Cabin and to Asulkan Hut in Rogers Pass, but I suppose I found myself “too busy” (a phrase I absolutely despise) to write about those. In May I went on a really fun …

The Five Treasures of the Great Snows – Part 2 of 2

Click here to read part 1, if you missed it! From Ghunsa we began to travel back up a different valley. I thoroughly enjoyed leading another delicious grind up a steep hill in rhodendron forests. I snagged the blissful opportunity to get my heart pumping and felt like I could have flown up that climb, happily drenched in euphoria of effort, similar to the runners …

Wide Open Vistas

Today I had a really fun and interesting experience in Kathmandu. Seth Wolpin gave me the opportunity to actually see where donations to Wide Open Vistas go. First we visited the school where WOV is planning to build new bathrooms for the kids. After, we visited with a couple of girls who are being sponsored by WOV’s donors, which means their education is paid for, plus they …