Posts Tagged "backcountry"

The Arslanbob Experience – Ski Kyrgyzstan

When Sean tells stories from our trip to Kyrgyzstan, there’s one piece of his account that always makes me smile. He recounts how that trip marked his first time ever riding a horse—let alone riding a horse to access backcountry terrain. I found these photos the other day from our time in Arslanbob, which show us—on horseback—amidst a massive line of children and adults from the village that walk daily to their own backcountry “ski hill” to hike for lines and work on their ski skills. We had gone to this community with the intent to give them backcountry gear…

Ski Africa – A Goal Accomplished

February 18, 2014

As the sunscreen seeped into our pores, a slight breeze wafted through the breathable mesh backpanels of our Osprey packs and the blazing, African sun beat down seemingly through our skin. It was 9:45 am on February 14th, and at an elevation of 6,500 feet, we started our six-hour trek from the Berber village of Imlil to the mountain hut, Les Mouflons de Toubkal—at an elevation of 10,500 feet, to officially ride and ski Africa. Having lived at 6,500 feet in Utah for three years, Sean and I considered at that moment perhaps the only downside of moving to Montana……

A lot to be thankful for

November 15, 2011

Today, I’m feeling exceptionally thankful. My mood isn’t merely in honor the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. (Although it sure makes my blog timely, no?) I am thankful today because of a few recent events that have really hit home in my life. I am thankful to have my husband with me and thankful for all the loved ones that lift me up physically and emotionally both near and far. I am thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given, and the experiences I have yet to live. This weekend, I was devastated to hear that Mara Stange, a resilient, 7-year-old girl suffering…