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What is a mountain?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Blog | 13 comments

What is a mountain?

What is a mountain? An obstacle; a transcendence; above all, an effect. Salman...

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Footnotes 5/8-5/18/2014

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog | 8 comments

Footnotes 5/8-5/18/2014

5/8 I got in another stormy evening run, socked in the clouds. Beautiful and atmospheric descent to Salina and then over to Sunset. I spent some time looking at fences for inspiration to build our own later this summer. There are lots of beautiful constructions and the variety isn’t really helping me narrow down an idea for ours, much to Deanne’s dismay. I made my way back up the Switzerland Trail and ran the final miles along Gold Hill road in the dark. 5/9 I got a short run in with Deanne down to Sunset before heading off to Fort...

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Footnotes 4/3-5/7/2014 and UTMF

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog | 5 comments

Footnotes 4/3-5/7/2014 and UTMF

This update is long overdue. I haven’t stopped writing in the past 6 weeks, but have struggled to find time to update the blog with all the travel and post hundred mile fatigue. I apologize for the somewhat abridged and less insightful notes. I have so much more to write about, but was forced to cut out many of my notes and thoughts to keep the length manageable. I hope this still provides an interesting glimpse into my recent adventures. I will be writing more about Japan at a later date. 4/3 I watched part of Déjame Vivir on the plane...

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Footnotes 3/27-4/2/2014

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Blog | 9 comments

Footnotes 3/27-4/2/2014

3/27 I got to my friend Drew’s house late last night. I met Drew after the ITI down in Anchorage while staying with another friend, Matias. Drew, originally from D.C., has lived in Fairbanks for over a decade now and has skied the White Mountains 100 every year since the race’s inception in 2010. He’s taken the couple of days before the race off work to show me around Fairbanks and a bit of the course. We start the day with a late breakfast, followed by a short outing on the snow packed trails around his house. Similar to my experience...

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Footnotes 3/20-3/26/2014

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

Footnotes 3/20-3/26/2014

3/20 It’s been awhile since Tony and I have climbed anything longer than a couple of pitches outside, so we decided to head down to Eldo to get up the Yellow Spur. It’s a glorious day and we quickly broke a sweat hiking up the Red Garden Wall access trail. For me the Yellow Spur presents two significant difficulties- the first and the 6th pitch. The first pitch consists of an awkward and difficult to protect traverse under a roof. The area is shaded making it chilly and not an ideal warm up.  After clipping one of Layton Kor’s original...

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