Showing posts with label Steve Banks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steve Banks. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Giving Back- Amazing Climbs, Exceptional Climbers

Climbers descending from the Parrot with the Dufourspitze in the background
Some guiding seasons are punctuated by epic conditions others by extraordinary routes. 2015's guiding season was marked by exceptional clientele for me.

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.

Friday, January 3, 2014

AMGA Rock Courses

Being a part of the American Mountain Guides Association Instructor Team means I get to spend a good portion of the fall teaching up and coming guides the ins and outs of leading clients through the vertical world. This year I was able to teach Rock Instructor Courses in North Conway, NH; Smith Rock, OR and Red Rocks, NV as well as an Advanced Rock Guide Course in Red Rocks.

Demos on White Horse Ledge in North Conway

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Summer in the Alps: Part 1

It has been a fantastic summer for climbing in the Alps. A big winter and continued spring snowstorms put the glaciers in good shape, and unusually long periods of high pressure during July and the start of August have allowed for fantastic climbing conditions.