Descent on Austerity.Todd Reeves carefully laying down a precise line off the north face of Austerity Mountain in Canada."But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free.— William Arthur Ward
-14º Sunrise on Ice Mountain
Ted Mahon ascends the Refrigerator Couloir Ted and Christy Sauer and Dav on their way to completing descents of Colorado's 100 highest summits.
Capitol West side morning
Ski Tour Sunrise from Pennock's
Dav's Recon before the storm.After dropping gear on a high pass we ski back to Great Cairn hut befor traversing four different glacier systems and three cols the next day in a storm.
Red Tourer and Deep Blue Sky
Dav Minaret slayer
Solo skier on a Grand BC TourDuring the nearly 100 mile traverse from the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass we skied along the spine of two British Columbian mountain ranges at glacier level. This was one of the most beautiful tours I have ever been on.
BC Cherub Touring Group
Stickle & Adamant in aged light
Little Cherub ski tour trackOn the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Beau Ascending B&W
High Tent Camp at Minaret Col & Moon.Searching for a new ski route on Mt Sir Sanford.
Joey G Descent color
Girl, Sir Sanford & GraniteMountains are earth's undecaying monuments.Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mega panorama in the Columbia mountains, BC, Canada.This view drops my jaw and sparks my imagination every time I see it. During a one day traverse Greg Franson, Jake Blogach, Chris Davenport, Jamie Harris and I went from Mt. Sir Sanford on the left, behind Black Friar (to it's right) and under and around Austerity Mountain and Adamant (towards the right of the panorama). Unfortunately we had to complete it in a near white out. Due to the strong navigation abilities of Greg combined with his knowledge of the area, we navigated some very challenging terrain to a warm hut four valleys away. We arrived tired and relieved just at dark after a very big day in the mountains.
Glacier descent.Chris Davenport skiing close to very larger seracs in Canada.
May release on Independence The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; and the realist adjusts the sails"— William Arthur Ward
After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.William R. Alger
“...just the bare bones of a name, all rock and ice and storm and abyss. It makes no attempt to sound human. It is atoms and stars. It has the nakedness of the world before the first man – or of the cindered planet after the last”— Fosco Maraini - Secret Tibet
Elk Mountain ski tour
RappelJamie Harris navigating over and through a portion of the Canadian Selkirks
Survey prior to descendingI love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don't think of anything but the people I care about and the view.Julian LennonArt surveying the skiing possibilities near Austerity Mountain in Canada.
Steep and narrow.Christy Sauer Mahon makes an enthusiastic charge up her second 13er for the day after desending the refrigerator coulouir directly behind her.