The Philippines

Date 2017-5-15 trip date 2017 May 11–23 party Alan Trick, Dorothy Trick tags Trip, 2017, Vacation or Showing Dorothy my homeland Prelude After the biting cold winds of Iceland, and the moderate climbs of California, it was time to go somewhere...

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...

Honeymoon in Iceland

Date 2015-9-4 trip date 2015 August 22–September 1 party Dorothy Trick, Alan Trick cover /trips/2015/sudhurland_sunrise.jpg tags Trip, 2014 “Blow, blow, thou winter wind”—Lord Amiens August 22 We arrived at the Keflavik airport at 7:00. The...

Thar’s West Ridge Couloir (First Ascent)

Date 2015-3-9 trip date 2015 March 7 party Alan Trick and Mike VanWerkhoven grade AD+ cover /trips/2015/thar_west_ridge_topo.jpeg tags Trip, 2014 Summary: I found this route incredibly fun. While mostly moderate climbing, the short steps add...

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...