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Tag Archives: UIAGM certified guide

The Matterhorn

The race for the summit of the Matterhorn began before the peak had ever been attained and yet still continues today. In 1865 Edward Whymper came to Cervenia Italy, in the Aosta valley, fresh from the first ascent of the Aiguille du Verte in Chamonix.  He came to hire Jean-Antoine Carrel, the Italian guide he [...]

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European Vacation

I have been trying to convince my wife for years that she and the girls should  join me on one of my international guiding trips. My idea of the perfect family vacation. But Claire’s vision has always been a bit different. Whenever we would discuss it,  Claire would start scratching her head desperately seeking the [...]

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Ham and Eggs, the Mooses Tooth.

Ham and Eggs on the West face of the Mooses Tooth was first climbed thirty years ago but it has only been in the last ten years it has become popular, and for good reason.  I am not the authority on the Alaska range, but I believe it is the most accessible moderate climb to [...]

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Chamonix France

The snow gods love to play the game of temptation. When you know you shouldn’t, they make it the most compelling to try. Once you have put all the time into planning, training and juggling a ski trip it is best when the weather cooperates. Well on this past trip to Chamonix there were times [...]

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Oh Canada!

Oh Canada! That’s the feeling you get driving down the Ice Fields Parkway or bumping down the four-wheel drive roads of the Ghost in Alberta. I recently spent 8 days ice climbing up there with Eugene Kwan and we had a taste of everything. Our first day in the Ghost we enjoyed some four wheeling to [...]

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