Guide Book Update Feb 7, 2018

Guide Book Update Alaska Backcountry Skiing – Valdez and Thompson Pass. It’s complicated. I have the book scanned and in neat order. I am working on a way to deliver the rather large file. It’s 120 pages at 31GB. The scans are sharp, allowing a skinner or splitter to zoom high quality topos for each routes and of course the […]

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Guide Book Availability

My guidebooks are almost all gone. I will still accept a limited number of direct orders and then the book will not be available.  I could not be happier that all the copies are almost sold out. That was my objective when I published the book. The good news is that the guide book is being reformatted as an e-book […]

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Glacier Gorp

Gorp can stimulate the most interesting encounters in the mountains. When others offer their gorp, it’s usually out of friendship or because you look like you could use some food. Everyone carries gorp. If one is bold enough they reach into that bag of pleasure (or bacteria) and throw a handful of good calories into the body. Back-country skiers burn […]

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Valdez Snow Forecast 2016/17

I hit the nail on the head last season so I might as well try again, but I’m hoping I’m wrong. With the last three winters producing unusually low snow totals at sea level around Valdez, that is enough recent anomalies to create a pattern. But before I dabble on here’s a picture of Shoup Glacier in 1981. That is […]

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