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Norway - BASI Nordic Ski Instructor Course Level 1

Posted
December 18, 2015
Norway - BASI Nordic Ski Instructor Course Level 1

I'm just back home from a successful trip to Sjusjoen, Norway, for the BASI Nordic Instructor's Course, Level 1. It was a fantastic week: lots of skiing,

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Mont Blanc in autumn

Posted
November 12, 2015
Mont Blanc in autumn

My photographer friend Genyphyr Novak and I recently had a great a day's rock climbing with fabulous views of Mont Blanc. In the photo I'm walking in to the crag, enjoying the late autumn sun. There may not be many...

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Skis, sleds and huskies - happy holidays!

Posted
May 15, 2015
Skis, sleds and huskies - happy holidays!

And of course the good company! I'm recently back from an amazing nordic ski touring trip in Finnmark, Norway, 70° north, and thought I'd share some photos. We traversed part of the Finmarksvidda from Alta on the west coast to Karasjok which is the Sami capital of Norway and holds the cold record for Norway, -51.4°C, chilly.

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snowshoeing in the Queyras, France

Posted
November 2, 2014
snowshoeing in the Queyras, France

One of the delights for me of being a mountain leader is watching the season change familiar in landscapes and also exploring new ones. Snowshoeing in the Queyras National Park (east of the Ecrins, between Briancon and Gap in the Hautes-Alpes...

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