On Enjoying the Little Things

I have no inherent talent for most of the things I do. I am a slow runner, a mediocre mountain biker, my skiing technique is average at the very best and, admittedly being afraid of falling and exposure, I get gripped way too easily. All in all, progressing quickly in any of these sports doesn’t…

2017: A Year in Short Format

I have always found the way humans perceive time as mysterious and fascinating. While a single day can seemingly drag on for ages and the water in your pot seems to take longer to start boiling if you stand before it, waiting – when you look back on past events, it feels as if time…

Skis in the Thicket: A September Attempt

Mountains are among our greatest teachers. As such, no day spent among them is ever a waste. Even when a plan doesn’t fully unfold, a mission remains unaccomplished, and a goal isn’t reached, it is still worth it. For failure is one of the most valuable lessons to be taken away from the teachings of…

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,…