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Skiing Aconcagua Now On The Calendar

Alpenglow on the north side of Aconcagua. It’s funny that on Friday, his royal blogness announced his intentions of skiing Denali this spring, since on the same day I was making final arrangements to attempt another one of the Seven Summits. While booking my flights to and from Ushuaia on my way to Antarctica, I […]

Dynafit ZZero 4 C's…End of Season Review

For most winter seasons, like with skis, I tend to vary the AT boot model I’m using depending on the type of tour I’m doing. But for this past season, I committed to using the new Dynafit ZZeros 100% and their workout began climbing to the summit of Pico de Orizaba in early November, 2007. […]

Skiing Orizaba Part III: Skiing is Believing

Photo: Jason McGowin It was our last day in the Piedra Grande Hut and last chance to bag the summit of Orizaba before making our way back to Mexico City for our flights back to the US. The Brits got a super early start and were out the door by 1 am. Jason and I […]

Skiing Orizaba Part I: Traveling to Tlachichuca

My adventure to ski Pico de Orizaba in Mexico began at 5am with a quick, hazy eyed drive to the SLC airport. I was to meet Jason McGowin, from Boulder, CO, in Houston before connecting to Mexico City. Both of us had quick connections and Jason kept me on edge showing up just minutes before […]

Success on Pico de Orizaba

Jason McGowin skies down the Jampa Glacier with the Mexican landscape 10,000′ below and Steve Romeo (aka: Randoesteban) is psyched to be at the 18’000+’ summit of Pico de Orizaba. Full trip report with lots of pictures, and maybe some video, to come. Stay tuned! Los cielos de Jason McGowin hacia abajo el Glaciar de […]

Off to Orizaba

I got a test pack of ProBars a week or two ago and I’ve got a box of my favorites for the trip to Orizaba. Sometimes my stomach doesn’t like certain flavors or combos when I’m in the mountains, so I tried to eat them while in the mountains…or during long trail runs…instead of just […]