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I grew up in the Boston area and lived there until my junior year in high school when I attended the Mountain School, a semester program run by Milton Academy in Vershire, VT. I then attended Colby College in Waterville, ME. During my time at Colby I studied anthropology, spent a semester in Northeast India, and became fluent in Nepali. Before I became a guide I earned my black belt in kenpo karate and taught karate for 6 years. I began guiding in college on the rocky coast of ME with Acadia Mountain Guides and on ice at the International Mountain Climbing School in NH. After graduating I took to the highway and drove from ME to WA for the big mountains and glaciers. I spend my winters in lovely Ouray, CO guiding in the famous ice park. I am currently working towards becoming a certified guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. I live, work and play in the hills and on the rocks. On the rocks both literally and, well, with ice.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

3 Days 15,200 ft of Skiing

Friday: After spending 3 days at Camp Muir setting up the Alpine Ascents facilities for the summer we skied down the skier's left side of the Muir Snow Field on incredible snow. On this descent I learned how rapid one's acceleration can become with a 5o lb. pack!

Saturday: We skinned to Camp Muir (4600 feet over roughly 5 miles) in 2 hours 30 mins. We skied the Cowlitz glacier to the Paradise glacier back to the car.

Sunday: due to a poor forecast for St. Helens we skinned up the turtle snowfield on Rainier to 11,200 feet and skied down.

My legs feel good but tired. Time for a rest day. Hopefully I can get some pictures up soon.

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