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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 …

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 …