Trip Reports

k2 basecamp trek difficulty

K2 Base Camp Trek Report: Difficulty and Lessons Learned

When you tell people you’re about to head off to Pakistan the reaction is almost always the same… “Sorry, did you just say Pakistan!?” “yep” “why are you going there, isn’t that a super dangerous country!?” (accompanied by a mixture of confused, surprised and concerned looks). When I followed this […]

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Bikepacking The Butte Batholith Route – Southern Montana

Not every bikepacking endeavor need be a multi-week epic, nor does every weekend trip need to be a ho-hum ‘that was… fun’ that doesn’t get out into the boonies. There is compromise to be had! Look no further than the Butte Batholith route in southern Montana! An achievable long-weekend singletrack […]

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Tackling The Grand Canyon Rim-To-River-To-Rim in One Day

The true story of one woman’s first high-endurance self-supported adventure through one of the greatest wonders of America. The first time I ever saw the magnificent Grand Canyon I was already 4 miles down into it. Moments before sunrise, in that twilight between sleep and awake, I found myself at […]

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My Kearsarge Fire Tower Winter Overnight Trip

As one of the last remaining fire towers in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the beautiful structure resting on the summit of Kearsarge North near North Conway, New Hampshire is certainly a hot spot for visitors and locals alike. What was once a forester’s base for fire detection has […]

santa cruz trek in 4 days

Santa Cruz Trek in 4 Days – Trip Report and Guide

The Cordillera Blanca, or ‘white mountains’ in English, are one of the most naturally astonishing mountain ranges on Earth, and an absolute masterpiece as far as serious hikers are concerned. This gorgeous 120-mile off-shoot of the Andes mountains in northern Peru is home to Huascaran, the 22,205-foot giant and the […]

My Solo Ascent of Mont Blanc from Les Bettieres

Mont Blanc is one of the most beautiful climbs that any mountaineer can embark on, and one of the deadliest. This past September I had the opportunity to make a solo ascent up what is one of the most heralded mountains in the sport. It was a very challenging ascent, […]

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A Climber’s Guide to Glacier Peak Mountain In Washington

Glacier Peak is the fourth tallest peak in Washington and is one of the state’s five major stratovolcanoes. Originally known as “Tda-ko-buh-ba” or “Takobia” or “Dakobed” in the dialect of the local Sauk-Suiattle people, Glacier Peak is the most isolated of the Cascade Volcanoes, so it sees relatively little traffic […]

tongariro crossing

Tongariro Crossing: One of the Best Day Hikes On Earth?

It does not matter which ‘Best Day-Hikes on the Planet’ list you consult, it will usually feature New Zealand’s other-worldly Tongariro Alpine Crossing at some point or other. And for good reason, as I have just discovered. With three active volcanoes, steaming vents, blue and emerald lakes with shimmering reflections […]