Donny Roth skiing late afternoon corn in Chile this fall.
This past septmeber I had the oppurtunity to join dynafit athlete and ski guide Donny Roth (Chile Powder Adventures) and Backcountry Magazine writer Tyler Cohen for an adventure in a remote corner of the Cordillera Blanca in Chile. Our plan was to get into the high peaks of a seldom visited range that Donny had scouted, and traverse the area over 8 days and see what kind of ski terrain might be hiding back there. With a lower then average snow pack, and some grim updates on conditions from Donny who spends the summers in Chile, I think we all considered pulling the plug on this trip... good thing we did not and went for it. As is almost always the case with trips into the mountains, when in doubt - go higher! Good thing Donny has the logistics in Chile totally dialed, as getting access turned out to be one of the cruxes of the trip.
Check out a teaser web gallery from the trip over on Backcountry Magazine's website, and buy the new issue (or better yet, get a subscription) and check out the full feature with 12 pages worth of Tyler's great writing and my images from the adventure. Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to be better about updating this site in the near future!
Come on out to Neptunes tomorrow evening for a slideshow by Donny Roth - "Unskied Lines in the Andes", where Donny will share stories and my photographs from our ski traverse in a remote corner of the Chilean Andes earlier this fall. Land of big condors, fiery sunsets and big untouched mountains. Hope to see you there (Dec 6th, 8 pm).
Rob on the first pitch of Fields Chimney - classic ice and mixed on Longs Peak
Semi-early starts and great group of guys out climbing and shooting! Rob's recent blog post about our outings over on Elevation Outdoors - check it out (yeah, as you'll see, I bribed Rob to write this - but the fluffer services is all Rob).
We want Lumpy! Lumpy waters, sea kayaking symposium on the Oregon Coast - always a great time! This year the weather gods offered up some rowdy surf (sea states?!), rain, some short lived and unexpected sunshine and just great paddling. My 2nd year attending lumpy, last year to shoot photos, and this year to shoot video - hope you enjoy. Thanks to all the students, coaches and the crew at Alder Creek in Portland.
Moon rise and building storm over eastern Indian Peaks
Love the first winter storms rolling in over the peaks. Great time for getting out in changing season, dramatic weather, snow mixed with fall colors and good shooting (or complete shut-down).
Storms and first snows over Mt Audubon
Gavin and I got out the other evening for some storm-chasing trail running (read: dramatic light-chasing), but got mostly wind, cold, some hail, lightning and a wicked rainbow... but no golden beams of light... Oh well.
Gavin galloping for the barn with weather moving in
Beautful evening, always fun to get out in bad (good) weather with like-minded friends.
Tommy D, Tejay reacting to Christian putting the hammer down on Lee Hill
Really fun to see a big bike race in person - even better to be able to jump on the bike and ride 30 mins to the course. My favortie moment was seeing Jens Voigh gassing it in the breakway a few minutes ahead of the yellow jersey group above.
Gotta say I'm pyshed (and surprised) that the race was finally allowed to get this event through Boulder and the controversial finnish up Flagstaff given the all the pissing and moaning by parts of the city council and the very vocal nimbys, bike-hater crowd and the anti-bike city council here in Boulder. Tomorrow - time trail in Denver in a wide open race, should be good!