OJOS is my NEMESIS!

Finally my 2nd attempt climbing Ojos del Salado has failed. She is proving to be a very tough nut to crack. My first attempt February 14th I got within 75m from the technical summit (6908m) but was turned back by an impending snowstorm. February 23rd at 11pm my Chilean guide Ismael Sepulveda and I left…

NOT YET REACHED

I last posted February 4 that I was climbing Volcano Ojos del Salado. It has been quite a ride since then. Ojos is a huge mountain at 6893m (22615 feet) and very tough – weather, altitude and climbing. Together with teammate Michael Halbig from Germany and our formidable Chilean guide Ismael Sepulveda we first climbed…

Mt. Giluwe, Papua New Guinea

After 11 hours of hiking up through dense jungle and grassy equatorial highlands following a ridge over many hilltops we arrived in the rain at basecamp. Monday October 9 we climbed up a steep couloir (about 65 degrees on the upper 150m) to the summit of Mount Giluwe. The climb was pretty straight forward but…

CANADA DAY + MUDDY MTN. BIKING

HAPPY CANADA DAY Puja Ceremony at Everest Base Camp 2010 with Al Hancock’s large Canadian Flag. Beautiful Buddhist Prayer Flags streamed all around. Celebrate our great Nation and Spirit July 1 2017. Muddy wet trails mountain biking at its best. “GO FOR IT”. Live Life or Go Home.  Lac des Seize Iles with Marc-Antoine Laporte.…

MOUNTAIN BIKING MARSHES

My favorite back-country mountain biking marshes. In 2 weeks there will be a lush blanket of green. So great to be back in the saddle after winter. I love 4 seasons and the wonderful contrast of sports you do in winter and summer. Can’t imagine biking all year – nor skiing all year.  TOUCHING NATURE…