Category Archives: Climbing

AAC – ACI Climber’s Exchange in the Tetons

While many were enjoying picnics and BBQ’s with their loved ones at family gatherings and block parties I went north to Grand Teton National Park for the first half of the USA-Iran climber exchange hosted by the American Alpine Club … Continue reading

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Goodbye Old Friend

One of my climbing partners retired last week.  I have mixed feelings about this change of events.  I should be happy for the climbs, domestic and international, that we have shared over the last five years but there is a … Continue reading

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Climbing in the Bugaboos

Recently a good friend and climbing partner was in Canada climbing in the Bugaboos. His video of beautifully captures one of the reasons why we climb. Enjoy.

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Iranian Climbers Exchange: The First Half

The Iranian Climbers Exchange project that I wrote about in May has evolved from a concept into reality.  It is one thing to make up a list of who might go to Iran next year if the stars align, it … Continue reading

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Failure on Ice Mountain

Often when climbers accomplish the task of climbing all 14,000 ft mountains in Colorado then they start on the next list. The centennials are the highest 100 peaks in the state. Kevin is close to finishing the centennial list. Since … Continue reading

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Iranian Climbers Exchange

AAC_LOGO I have been fairly quiet on the climbing front recently mainly due to race training and my application back in February to be a climber delegate in an exchange between USA and Iran.  The Alpine Club of Iran and … Continue reading

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Ice Climbing: From the Climber’s Perspective

Recently the American Alpine Club held a contest for short climbing videos.  The video that took first shows what it looks like when you ice climb.  So for all of you who have yet to try it enjoy!  Congrats to … Continue reading

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Ouray, Colorado–An Ice Climbing Mecca

I recently organized a group of climbers from the front range area to go to Ouray to climb for a long weekend in the Ice Park.  Experience levels ranged from novice to advanced but due to the great selection of climbs there was … Continue reading

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Ice Climbing at Night

Kevin, Matt and I met in Clear Creek Canyon after work for some quick ice climbing on one of the main flows.  Once it turned dark out came our headlamps.  The ice was in better shape than I expected considering the … Continue reading

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Climbing & Culture in Alaska: The Final Days

Day 12 Tuesday May 26th: We woke up early to strike camp.  We were tired after our sojourn to the top of North America but there was a calm energy amongst the group.  We knew that the summit was only … Continue reading

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