Ski mountaineering in the Aiguilles Rouges

Ski Mountaineering in Chamonix and the AMGA Ski Guides Exam

Winter of 2014/15 was a good one.  Yep, for those of you that haven’t been paying attention to your calendar, winter ended weeks ago.  A good part of winter for me was spent in the San Juan mountains of Colorado, based out of Ouray where I was working for San Juan Mountain Guides.  And as […]

View of Everest from Base Camp with Prayer Flags

Arrival in Everest Base Camp, Exploradus Everest Expedition 2014

“I remember well the thought gnawing at my brain…  Only Sherpas and Bhotias killed — why, oh why could not one of us, Britishers, have shared their fate?  I would gladly at that moment have been lying there, dead in the snow, if only to give those fine chaps who had survived the feeling that […]