Rocky Mountain Headwind: Touring the Icefields Parkway

A year ago, Taylor and I returned from our big bike tour extravaganza from Vernon, BC, to Monterey, CA. You know, the one that showed us that it all, in fact, goes, boys. To commemorate, I have decided to recount the only bike tour I managed to go on this summer – on my own,…

Crevasses and Gambling: August Turns on the Columbia Icefield

What do you call it when you decide to go on a glaciated mission to hunt for August corn skiing with two guys you’ve never actually met face to face before? A gamble, to say the least. Social media is puzzling. Its influence on our daily lives goes way beyond anything we could have ever…

Summits and Alpine Beaching: The Bow Hut (Part 2)

This is the second installment of the write-up about my recent adventure to the Rocky Mountains, more specifically the Bow Glacier and its surrounding peaks, with my friend and mentor Finbar O’Sullivan. You can read the first half of it here. Numerous pairs of skis, poles, and boot liners were lined up around the Bow…

Glaciers and Sunburns: The Bow Hut (Part 1)

I’ve just come back from five incredible days up on the Bow Glacier in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. I had the chance to dabble in actual ski mountaineering and discover one of the most beautiful alpine landscapes I have ever seen. It was tough, it was rewarding, it was sunny, it was fun,…