A first shot at Alaska mountaineering in Panorama Mountain’s south couloir.

I haven't done much in the way of posting on this blog since moving to Alaska.  Fall was busy and I managed to blow a knee running the Pinnell Mountain Trail (one of the interior's best) in September, putting a damper on many of my autumn plans.  By the time my knee had satisfactorily recovered … Continue reading A first shot at Alaska mountaineering in Panorama Mountain’s south couloir.

Spingtime for Jumbo and Sentinel, wintertime for Chaffin and (snow)pants.

The last few weeks have been somewhat awkward for the mountains of western Montana; the snowpack and the weather just hasn't been able to make up it's mind about whether it's spring or winter.  Significant snow accumulations and cool temperatures above 6000' have been alternating with short lived bouts of unseasonably warm sunny days, producing … Continue reading Spingtime for Jumbo and Sentinel, wintertime for Chaffin and (snow)pants.