Tag Archives: Cayambe

Xmas Ice Axe!

Last summer, hiking in the Cascades and the Canadian Rockies, I kept finding myself in steep snowfields, wishing for an ice axe. In the mountains, an ice axe is essential for self-arrest: if you slip and fall on a steep … Continue reading

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Must Love Mountains

This past weekend I climbed 13,330-foot Summit Peak in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. It was one of the best days of my life. Summit was a beast of a climb: over 5,000 feet of elevation gained, most of it off … Continue reading

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The Suffer Fest

From around the next bend in the road, a shriek of metal, a cloud of smoke, and a bus careens at our van head on. We both swerve madly for a near miss. Then I see the accident: a blue … Continue reading

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