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!