How to help a loved one heal from a mountain accident

On November 14, after 19 hours of rescue effort and an overnight stint on the mountain, I was long lined by helicopter off Mt. Haig with spinal injuries. While every survivor’s story and preferences are individual, I herein offer my top “to dos” and “probably nots” for interacting with the injured, in the immediate days … More How to help a loved one heal from a mountain accident

20161028: Tourist Weekend in Banff: film, food, snow!

Here comes shoulder season in our Rockies! It’s the quiet transition between summer and winter tourist seasons. When the sun’s out, making fresh snow sparkle, it’s spectacular. Friday: After work D and I treated ourselves to the lobster and steak buffet at Stoney Nakoda casino. Prime Rib! Seafood galore! Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding? Delicious. And … More 20161028: Tourist Weekend in Banff: film, food, snow!

Crevasse rescue practice at Old Goat

Fantastic half day hike close to town, with great views of the lake and Big Sister and Rimwall above treeline. Highly recommend. Fantastic day with the CSMC folks, practicing crevasse rescue. I’m beginning to really appreciate the views from this side of the lake! Not our team’s setup…  You’ll want cleaner knots and no twists in the sling. 🙂 … More Crevasse rescue practice at Old Goat

20160528: Midnight Peak to Tiara, or When adventure becomes ordeal

“I heard u got chased by a bear and u fell into a canyon”, my brother messaged. Um, yeah … Not really. Funny how rumors start. I was driving out to meet up with J and K when I realized, I left the map at home. The car clock was showing 5:53AM, not enough time … More 20160528: Midnight Peak to Tiara, or When adventure becomes ordeal