Backcountry Skiing Blog Number One


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | December 21, 2004      

December 21, 2004

Hello fellow backcountry ski and snowboard enthusiasts. After years of web forum posting as well as constantly adding content to WildSnow.com, I’ve decided to follow the masses and publish a blog.

I’ll be covering backcountry related subjects here — mostly backcountry skiing related — but also ranging through hiking, mountain biking, 4-wheel-drive trail driving, hunting, and just about anything else my family and I do in the backcountry.

While this will be family friendly, I don’t plan on getting too personal. Updates will generally be daily, in the morning, but I’ll do multiple updates on days when the muse hits me.

Also, this will be mostly created by me, Lou, though my family might chime in now and then. (Editor’s note: as WildSnow.com progressed through the years, Lou added more guest bloggers and the website now includes a great deal of content from different voices.)

Blog stuff: I spoke this morning with Hamish Gowans, a Colorado climber who’s trying to do winter ascents of all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks in a short time period this winter. I’ll be posting updates of his project here at Wildsnow.com. Climbing 14ers in winter is tougher than most people realize — should be interesting. I learned this morning that alpinist Barry Corbet has died. He had a long career, including participating in the early Canadian Rockies ski traverse with Bill Briggs, and as a team member on the 1963 American’s Everest expedition. He’d been in a wheelchair for years, since a helicopter accident while filming the mountains near here (Aspen area). See excellent obit here.

That’s it for now — today or tomorrow look for more blogging about the recent Charge the Stars uphill race on the Aspen Mountain ski area, and perhaps a bit of opinion about a few controversial subjects.

Thanks for checking in — I hope you enjoy it!

‘best, Lou


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