Back to the Training LifeJune 12, 2015
It’s hard to believe that it’s already June 9th. As cliché as it is, time does actually fly when you’re having fun. I arrived back in Vermont a few nights ago after a whirlwind two months of adventuring, training, and spending some down time at home in Colorado. Although the snowpack in Colorado was desperately low for pretty much the whole winter, the backcountry ski conditions up high in April were still fantastic. I spent most of the month exploring new lines and skiing old favorites, and the corn skiing was exceptional. To top everything off, it started dumping snow in late April, and conditions turned from really good, classic spring skiing to nearly mid-winter conditions with mother nature dropping several feet of fresh, cold powder over the last part of April and into May. After taking full advantage of the great ski conditions, we felt like some Mexican sunshine was for sure needed.
My girlfriend Sophie, sister Jenny, her fiancé James, and my mom and stepdad packed up our climbing gear, surf boards, and wedding outfits and headed south. Our first stop was to El Potrero Chico, just north of Mexico’s second largest city, Monterrey. El Potrero is one of the more famous big-wall, sport climbing areas in the world, and after a week of … read more >>