Biking to the Pico de Mulhacén

trip date 2013 July 11–12 tags Trip, Outdoors, 2013 cover /trips/2013/climbing_the_a-395.jpg Getting Started So I found myself in Granada, after about two and a half weeks of touring around Spain. At that point I hadn’t climbed a mountain in...

Mountaineering Checklists

tags Outdoors Basic Water, Snack food Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen Rain clothing, Warm clothing Gloves, Socks Headlamp, Spare batteries Pack First aid Navigation aids (map/compass, gps, etc) Toilet paper Hiking Basic List Footwear (shoes, boots,...

California Roadtrip

Date 2016-9-1 trip date August 25–September 4 tags Trip, Outdoors August 26 After a late night of partying and reverie cleaning up and packing, Dorothy arrived home from work and we ported the large pile of worldly belongings from the living room...

Mount Harvey North Ramp

Date 2016-4-11 trip date 2016 April 9 party Alan Trick, Dorothy Trick, Neil Kirk, Helen Habgood, Pei-Yin Lew, Gordon Bosch grade PD+, M3+ 40° snow cover /trips/2016/harvey_ramp_rock.jpg tags Trip, 2016, Outdoors For the first time in my memory...

Crown Couloir

Date 2015-3-2 trip date 2015 March 1 party Alan Trick, Mike VanWerkhoven grade M3- 40° snow cover /trips/2015/snow_machines.jpg tags Trip, Outdoors, 2014 With all the disappointment that this winter has brought for skiers there is one upside:...

Skiing the Zupjock-Lama-Alpaca Trio

trip date 2014 May 3 party Alan Trick, Dorothy Filpula, and someone I can’t remember. tags Trip, Outdoors, 2014 cover /trips/2014/alpaca_south_ridge.jpg Date 2014-10-12 Since I’d never gotten around to making it up to this peak before, I decided...

The North Ridge of Baker

trip date 2014 May 25 party Alan Trick, Clayton Matthews, Spartak Kirov, Mike Van Werkoven, Toby Stier (also included support team of Julio Velandia, Gema Rozo, and Dorothy Filpula) tags Trip, Outdoors, 2014 cover...