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A Traverse

// June 27th, 2017 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Ultra-Runner and Trader Joe’s captain Mike McGinnis at mile 88 of 100 on the West Rim of Zion National Park nearing completion his second Park traverse in 4 days. A traverse in climbing is a horizontal move from one position to another that allows for continued upward progress along a route or wall where otherwise […]

Everest 2017

// June 6th, 2017 // No Comments » // Climbing

The climbing season on Everest this year unfolded with amazing climbs of inspiration and also of loss.  Alpinists accomplished heroic feats using strength and skill, while heroes possessing untold strength and skill were lost to it’s unforgiving and cold indifference.  Many state that even the mountain itself has been changed, that a place of legend […]

From “The Top of the World”

// March 9th, 2017 // No Comments » // Advice, Skiing

The Commando run is a 15 mile ski tour through the high backcountry of the White River National Forest near Vail. The high point, just above 11,000 feet, is called the “Top of the World.”  Yesterday I was able to complete this trip for the x-teenth time with two old friends, and one new one. […]

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