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!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Searching for Boulders

Looks more like ski season...

Last Saturday my friend, Sander, and I decided to head into the southern Tobacco Route Mountains to look for new boulders. I had used Google Earth to look at the mountains there, and found a couple of really big boulder fields with really big-looking boulders.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A ski mountaineering adventure, Alaskan style!

Last month, three friends and I spent 10 days ski mountaineering in the Wrangell-St. Elias Range of Alaska. The main objective that inspired our trip was the south face of University Peak. Leading up to the trip, we heard that Alaska was having a very low snow year—perhaps one of the lowest in 20 years. Friends of ours were able to take a photo of the face we wanted to ski a few weeks before our departure, and some bluish grey ice was already showing. We were hopeful that maybe some wet storms would roll through before we got there, and plaster the peak. Unfortunately, as we flew past her incredible south face, University was clearly out this season—unless we wanted to switch from a skiing trip to an ice climbing trip!

Base camp on the Barnard Glacier. Photo: Krystle Wright