With another large expedition to Nepal three weeks away I figured I would get this blog back up again. Tino and I are heading back into the Rolwaling Valley with the help of the American Alpine Club’s Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award. The main climbing objective is again Tengi Ragi Tau (6948 m). This year we will attempt it via the West face instead of the North ridge.
|West Face of Tengi Ragi Tau (6948 m) Photo taken from 5300 meters|
Over the past year I have continued to guide for Mountain Madness and Utah Mountain Adventures. So far in 2014 guiding and personal climbing has taken me to the Canadian Rockies, Greek Islands, Alaska, the Cascade Range and the Cordillera Blanca.
Here are some photos from the adventures the past year.
|Had a real cold trip to Canada,|
Bear spirit crag with a high of -20F
Photo: Tino V.
|After a fall of trundling blocks and placing bolts the reward was worth it|
Mike Pond on the last pitch of The "Brandons dead route" which
links a dozen pitches of rowdy ice and mixed pitches
|Playing around on the edge of the world Denali|
Photo: Jason Ahlan
|Personal AK adventure after guiding Denali.|
Pitch 2 It's included M7+ FA June 2014 Photo Mark Pugliese
|Guiding Alex up the Final pitch on |
Photo: Arnold Ramirez
Thanks for your interest.