Adventures with Altitude Sickness

Last year I had the amazing experience of returning to Peru to hike the Huayhuash Circuit. This is a pretty amazing 11 day trek and rates as one of the best hikes in the world. It was my first time ever at altitude and I'd heard a lot of stories. Before I left, I did a bit of reading on altitude sickness (OK, I Googled it a couple of times) and spoke with a whole bunch of friends who've been … [Read more...]

How to (cheat the) move from Downhill Skiing to XC Skiing

Apres Ski Charlotte Pass Style OK, if you're a purist, one of those telemark gods or goddesses who move effortlessly downhill like the finest ballet dancers, you may want to look away now. This post is not for you. In fact, it may annoy or frustrate you. But here's the thing... As a pretty confident Intermediate (blue*) parallel skier, I was listening to all these amazing stories from my … [Read more...]