An Attempt on D7 on the Diamond

July 7, 2014 ~ Last weekend I was hanging out at my buddy John’s place drinking beers and talking about climbing. A friend of his stopped in, having just climbed the Notch on Long’s. After half an hour of BS’ing [...] Read more...

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Ford E-250 Swivel Seat Installation

June 4, 2014 ~ I recently purchased a 2004 Ford E-250 utility van. I was fortunate to find a van already stripped, insulated, and built out with a bed, shelving, wood floors, and a kitchen area. It’s a pretty good [...] Read more...

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The Parable of the Trapeze

May 12, 2014 ~ Many years ago I participated in a National Outdoor Leadership School semester course in Patagonia. On a cold, windswept Pacific fjord beach, I recall reading a story that has stuck with me through the years. [...] Read more...

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Another lap around the sun

May 8, 2014 ~ I recently celebrated another lap around the sun. It’s been a wild wild year, full of challenges and amazing experiences. I spent a lot of my time outside, with friends and family, and on wild adventures. [...] Read more...

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Riding the Drift 4-21-2013

April 22, 2013 ~ Curt Honcharik, Jozef Sibik and I went up to RMNP for some backcountry skiing on Sunday. I’m certainly eager to go ski the steeps, but have been very cautious lately with the snowpack. Curt and I [...] Read more...

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Black Lake Ice: West Gully 11/14/2012

November 16, 2012 ~ Another alpine outing with John Mercke this week. After climbing for a few days last week at Indian Creek we met a French fellow named Francois and make plans to climb ice in Rocky Mountain National Park. [...] Read more...

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