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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. […]

Video: Skiing Orizaba

Thanks to Jason McGowin and Dave Shackleton for some of the photos and clips in this video. It is a compelation of stills, high-fives, magic carpet and boilerplate. Soundtrack- “Present Tense”, Pearl Jam, New York.

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 […]

Ski Orizaba Part II: Priedra Grande Hut and Acclimatizing

Photo Dave Shackleton After a great Mexican breakfast we made a quick tour of the town of Tlachichuca in search of some supplies. Some of the locals were still enjoying the Day of the Dead and it seemed like you could buy everything from CD’s, to cowboy hats, to a side of beef on the […]

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 […]

Blah..Orizaba..blah..Trail Running..blah..Salomon XT Wing

Oh yeah…I saw this big guy crossing the road on the way to the trailhead. Hope he’s ready to run through the gauntlet of hunters!

Dynafit Goodies

I’ve got to tell you, last week I was waiting on pins and needles for some Dynafit products to arrive…mainly the new Zzero 4 CF boots and Vertical FT bindings. I only tried the Zzeros on once in Tim Kelley’s (Dynafit Sales Manager) office last year, when Dynafit was with Life-Link and based Jackson, so […]