I spent a month living on the beach in Mexico and learning how to surf during this fall. Nevertheless, I found a new sport. It was really hard to get the hang of, but the warm water and pure fun of standing up on a board got me out there 2-3 times a day. After a months, I learned a few skills that allowed me to feel a progression and got me hooked. Nick Langowski and I traveled to Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa and with plans to figure it out from there and... Read The Rest →
This April I got lucky enough to do a ski mission in the Wrangells. A good friend, Rene Welty, called me up and threw out the idea for this trip. I was in! In my mind, there was no way I could pass up an opportunity like this. Rene is a badass climber and pilot that grew up in McCarthy, Alaska in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Her dad, Don Welty, is an amazing pilot and he flew us in there. After a 9 hour drive from Girdwood, we arrived at... Read The Rest →
In the beginning of the month, I skied Valdez for a week with Molly Etters. Last season, I had spent over a month in Valdez and had spent 2 weeks of it ski camping. this season, I had a sweet, cozy cabin to stay in at mile 46. It is a friends cabin who was in the Tordrillo Mountains skiing. It was really nice to come back to a warm cabin everyday. Being in the elements definitely wears you down and is pretty hardcore. Molly and I had a fun... Read The Rest →
Here are some photos from my winter in the Chugach Mountains, Alaska. Thanks to all my touring partners for so many incredible days in the backcountry. I love you all! And thank you Alaska, for being so amazing!
After a kayaking trip to Mexico had fallen through, I had a plane ticket to use. In the winter of 2011-2012 Alaska was having a record year for snowfall. When I caught word of this I knew exactly what I needed to do. So I re-booked the Mexico ticket to spend 10 days in Alaska. It was a bit intimidating coming up to an area that I knew nothing about and no one there. I knew there was a hostel and that I knew someone that could pick me up... Read The Rest →