Christmas in the Bugaboos.
Since we were all so good during the past year, Santa hooked us up with a ride into Rory Creek on Dec 24th.
The Spires in winter.
They may look like twins but they are not twins.
A fun day on the Pontoons during lodge set-up. Ryan Bavin Photo.
Morning view from the lodge.
Staff donut. Ryan Bavin Photo.
The 2010-11 CMH Bugaboos Team. Ryan Bavin Photo.
First flight of the season.
Arrived at the CMH Bugaboos Lodge a few days ago and have been treated to some fine, silky, fast, and cold smokey snow. Not much to say except amen.
Skiing on Short Final at the Bugaboos.
A good start to the season.
Moving Camp in the desert.
Like all things do, my time in the desert has come to an end and I now find myself locked in a cold and snowy Alberta winter. I usually find it ridiculous when I hear other people say this, but I can't believe how fast the time went. Six weeks in the Middle East and if not for the photos, I'd have a hard time believing that it wasn't a dream.
Spent the past two days instructing some mellow ice climbing.The temps weren't too cold and it was a civilized reintroduction to the icy north. Taking off in the morning to CMH Bugaboos to begin the heli ski season. It sounds like the lodge is getting dumped on and I am looking forward to verifying the reports. Won't be back in Canmore until after the New Year...
In the meantime, here are some shots and stories that got published while I was away.
A diddy about skiing some classic K-Country lines last spring. Highline Magazine.
Heli Skiing at the Bobbie Burns last winter. Highline Magazine.
My first Patagonia Catalog shot. This just appeared in the Japan Holiday Favorites Catalog. I took this in 2007 at Ama Dablam Base Camp in Nepal.
Booting up the Groove Tube at Icefall Lodge last spring. MEC is using this for a woman's only newsletter...
Hello and welcome to the Global Alpine Site. On these pages, you will find the numerous personal and guided adventures that I find myself on. I do my best to update content often so keep checking in!
I am an internationally certified ACMG / IFMGA Mountain Guide and have worked in the profession since 1999. Over the years, I have guided and led numerous expeditions in: Alaska, Canada, Ecuador, Argentina, Boliva, Peru, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Russia, France, Italy and Switzerland. Some of my favorite guided ascents include: Ham and Eggs on the Moose's Tooth (Alaska), Peak 11,300 (Alaska), Cabeza de Condoriri (Bolivia), Ama Dablam (Nepal), Alpamayo (Peru), and Antisana (Ecuador).
Since 2005, I have also worked as a freelance writer and photographer with clients that include: Powder, Patagonia, Gripped, Off-Piste, The Ski Journal, MEC, The Canadian Alpine Journal, Backcountry, Black Diamond, High Line and Kootenay Mountain Culture.
I offer small, flexible and customized climbing and skiing adventures across the globe. I believe in low-ratio guiding with the highest attention to detail. During the summer months, I split my time between Europe and North America. In Winter, I heli-ski with CMH and ice climb in the Rockies. Spring and Fall are reserved for ski mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies and for expeditions to Alaska, South America and Asia.
I hope you enjoy perusing this blog and please contact me with any guiding inquiries.