Always better: Avalanche Rescue and Awareness Course

I recently did a course on avalanche awareness and rescue, that taught me all about avalanche sizes, formations and human/natural causes, how to evaluate terrain and avalance conditions before embarking on a route or entering into new terrain, and also rescue strategies, reinforced by actual simulations.  Needless to say, I no longer look at snow…

Ojos del Salado

Well, I’m back a bit early from my trip to the tallest volcano in the world, Ojos del Salado, located in northern Chile. I’m back without a summit, but with a renewed awe for this world, a great experience in my books and confidence that every trip makes me stronger and smarter. We made it to 21,500 feet…