Months of logistical planning and preparation for expeditions can be a hugely overwhelming task, at times. Here the Absolute Alpine guides take a break from the office to scratch around the gritty mixed climbing zone in Vail, CO. Follow their Instagram as they prepare to launch for (3) expediting to Aconcagua (6,961m), the highest peak outside of the Himalaya, via (3) different routes!
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Snowshed’s Lumberjack at work high in The Red Rock during a 1,000ft ascent of the Blade Runner Arête. Red Rock National Rec Area, NV
The new snowfall in the high Rockies has opened up tons of terrain and steep skiing is underway! We started off by snow machine in the early morning, hoping to ski our line before things softened up and got to windy. With 6 miles of trail behind us, we booted up solid terrain and were able to sneak in 1,000ft of soft turns before conditions formed up down low and forced us to contain our excitement. Even still, it’s a great start to the winter season and non-stop livin’ in my Snowshed Merino Wool Cascade 1/3 zip!
The connecting ridge between Little Bear Peak (14,035) and Blanca Peak (14,344) in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Range is some of the most exposed and technical terrain in the state. It’s a considerable undertaking but rewards climbers with dramatic views, intense exposure, and leaves you with a sense of accomplishment in the mountains...
We're just getting back from Mexico... This was our (5th) peak of the trip and a wonderful climb on a beautiful day.
Summit of Nevado de Colima (14,102) in Central Mexico and it’s neighboring sub-peak spewing smoke and ash in the background...