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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. […]

Merino on Denali

// June 16th, 2014 // No Comments » // Gear

Blind Veteran Marty Bailey talks about the merits of his wool base layers.  IO Merino out of Australia outfitted our wounded soldiers with wool for our Denali climb and here are Marty’s comments:  

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