Saturday, November 20, 2010

Winter is Here

The first major storm of the year has finally arrived, bringing with it lots of snow and freezing temps. Unfortunately its timing couldn't be worse for me. Jeff and I had planned to climb in Canada, but the heavy snowfall has brought poor stability to the snowpack. The recipe for avalanches couldn't be more perfect. We are now forced to twiddle our thumbs and find something else to do. Since there isn't quite enough snow for skiing and not enough ice to climb, we were force to get creative. We bolted links of chain to Jeff's climbing wall for the purpose of hooking them with our ice tools. It turned our to be great training. We may have solved the problem of how to train for hard mixed climbing.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

South Carolina

Just got back from another great trip. This time I traveled to South Carolina to visit my brother, his wife, and my niece. My folks planned on driving down the same time so I got to spend time with them also. It had probably been 3 years since we had all been in the same place at one time. I had a great time visiting everyone and especially getting to meet my niece.