Northern Norway

ICE LOVE IN NORWAY The scariest part of the trip was driving down in the rain to the Setermoen area, 2.5 hours south of Tromso, when Tina and I could not keep our eyes on the road, but rather were looking read more…

Scarpa Rebel GTX carbon

I’ve been using the Rebel GTX carbon for about 6 weeks now, both guiding and doing some personal climbing.  I have probably logged about 30 days in the boots.  Bottom line is they are the best summer Alpine boots I read more…

Tips for Safer Climbing at the Crag

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Choosing the right boot

Since a lot of work I do involves Alpine objectives and summertime mountaineering, I get a lot of questions regarding what type of boots to buy.  Without exaggeration I spend at least 200+ days a year in mountain boots and read more…

BlueWater 9.1 Icon Rope

I’m tied into a rope at least 250 days a year so I feel I have a good sense on what works and what doesn’t.  Generally speaking a skinny rope will be lighter,  handle better, have a lower impact force read more…

Outdoor Research “Warrant” Gloves

Gloves are one of the the most important, yet least talked about pieces of gear for ice climbing.  You need a pair of gloves that will keep your hands warm and still offer good dexterity.  Normally I climb with a read more…

Petzl Sirocco Helmet

Petzl’s latest “coup” is a big orange light one, in the form of helmet! It’s so light (165gr) that it’s half the weight of standard helmets. The foam Petzl decided to use is so resistant that adding the standard shell read more…

Being a mom, being me

On February 11, 2012, I traveled from Chamonix to Switzerland to visit my mom and go ski touring in the blistering cold. An Arctic cold snap had hit Europe and I was running out of “reasonable” tours to do while read more…

The Challenges of Parenthood: A new Father’s perspective

When I first told people I was going to be a father, most people’s initial reaction was to tell me how “you’re life is going to change.”  Some people even told me that my old life was “over.” For a read more…

Pregnancy, Ski touring, Perspective

Pregnancy has been one of the best journeys of my life. It’s not over, but I am already starting to feel nostalgic about not seeing my belly grow everyday, accompany me on adventures or where ever I go. But I read more…

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