Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bridger Turns

A group of us have been skiing Bridger bowl before work. Dawn patrols are one of my favorite things in life. Skin in the dark; headlamp reflecting off millions of snow crystals, sunrise; warmth and beauty, digging pits; becoming intimate with the snow and mountain, coffee and friends; the focus of life, skiing powder; bliss.

(Photos by Matt Voll)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Funeral for a Friend

Pete Tapley, Scott S., Kevin Volkening, and myself headed into the Beartooth Mountains to try and get on some early season ice. We choose Funeral for a friend; a classic ice hose pouring through a tight notch near Glacier lake.

Pete did an excellent job describing the climb on his website:

Pete Tapley's blog

Pete also made a video about the climb which he presented at the South Fork Ice Fest in Cody, Wyoming. featured the video and the story on their website, you can view it


Here are some pictures of the dukkha...

photo by Kevin Volkening

Hiking into the "wall of hate" photo by Kevin Volkening