Tuesday, July 29, 2014

There is snow somewhere...

It is now July and most people are well into the summer activities, but I have just wrapped up my winter ski season with an amazing two months of heli-skiing in Iceland.

Irwin Guides began exploring heli skiing on this little island in the North Atlantic in 2013, but this season marked the beginning of full scale operations. I was given the heavy opportunity to put this program together and get our heli operation off the ground.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Last Runner Standing... The Grueling Cayuga Trails 50

I want to begin by saying that this will not be your ordinary race recap post. This will be a discussion about how far the sport has come, the building interest in the East, and the potential for the sport in the future.
Ready to Climb Buttermilk Falls
What will be discussed will be my vision that the Cayuga Trails 50 help to validate. And of course along the way I will recap how the race transpired because this year it was unlike any ultra that I have been apart of.  Here we go...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ridge Runners - The Cannon Style!!!

Cannon Mountain - early morning light on the wall!!!

Cannon Mountain ( formerly Profile Mountain ) is 4080 foot peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Its known by climbers for both technical alpine rock climbs and high end ice climbing routes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Brushing and Bouldering in the Beartooths

Just a month ago, I wrapped up a one-calendar-year pre-med/ post-baccalaureate program. Stuffing all of this into my head didn't allow me to climb as much as I'd usually like:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Winter Dreaming

I know it sounds crazy that I am dreaming about winter already but I can't help it.  I am a addict.  It is true that I am addicted to skiing powder!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Historic Tom B Trail Run---A Finger Lakes Classic!

Cole Crosby- featured in the green and black
Let me begin here by mentioning that the Tom B Trail Run has been around for quite some time and is labeled as the annual "kick-start" to the trail running season here in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY.  I have used this race as my tune-up event each year and have enjoyed the opportunity to really test myself a this event.  

Get excited as the weather seems amazing and race-day is going to showcase great stories as people put themselves to the test!