In Search of Steep in Kluane National Park

“The steepest line in the Canadian Rockies is 53 degrees. This was way, way steeper than that.” Out of anyone else’s mouth, I would have called this cocky, know-it-all bullshit. But this isn’t just anyone. T...

Flow State on the Face of Mount Smuts

I yell for him to keep going past me to the boulder lower down the slope.  He shakes his head, as if surprised at hearing my voice. . .a quick glance towards me, and a strange pause in the flow of the riding.  ...

Trip Report: Mount Chephren

“I know this is going to sound crazy," then a pause. “I think we should jump." It is that ‘Oh shit’ moment that turns an average day out into something a lot more involved.  Those times where it comes out un...

Turning Back from the Edge – Caldron Peak

My original intention was to leave my companions unnamed, so as to take any damnation for our choices on my own head.  They however pointed out that background, experience, and knowledge influence decisions, an...

The Funnel of Death: Trip Report

Monday morning, I glance at my phone. Vinny has gotten back to me. “FOD being the funnel of death I’m guessing?" “Yup. That’s the one." “Yeah, got it done two winters ago towards the end of the season from 2...