I started my monthly newsletters a year ago after moving to London last year to keep friends and family updated on my travels. Now, back in the PNW, I still have many places to go and see. Thanks for following along!

Thanks Phil (@vanp_photo) for the photo.

The end of ski travel for the season?

At this time of the year, I’m normally tired of skiing or tired of the snow. It’s not the case right now, but I want to start switching gears to climbing season (both rock and training for some mountaineering climbs).

After Ymir in January and our Western ski road trip in February, I had one more trip planned. Named Stan-tastic since we’d be going to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on yet another boys trip.

The group wasn’t optimistic on the ski conditions since information was scarce on the snow levels. When traveling to ski, it is important to go for the destination as well. Booking ski tickets in advance, along with flights, is risky. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t.

Kyrgyzstan Ak-Suu skiing

Stay tuned for pictures and blog posts from the trip. Kyrgyzstan was quirky and Kazakhstan was hospitable.

April is in the air and snow is still in the forecast. I’m hoping to get a few backcountry touring days during the week, along with the weekend as the season winds down.

Volunteering for outdoor education

Washington Alpine Club - SPIRE Rock

As a co-chair volunteer for the Basic Climbing Class of the Washington Alpine Club, I’ve been answering emails and managing the website on top of teaching knots and climbing skills. Month one is down out of the 15-week class.

Jr. Ski Patrol Today - SheJumps Wild Skills

Having a weekend off from the WAC, I couldn’t say no to help SheJump’s Wild Skills program to teach young girls ski patrol skills from Crystal Mountain women patrollers.

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Countries I traveled in March:

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kazakhstan

What’s next for April

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