Mount Algonquin, NY State

November 14, 2011

Made the mistake to NOT bring crampons. Huge mistake, it was really dangerous. I made it, but really slow in the last part, and going down was a huge challenge. Wind at the top was really strong. Otherwise I highly recommend this mountain. It’s fairly straight, not too hard if you have the correct gears […]

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Mount Colden

October 16, 2011

360 View from the Summit:

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Ludwigshohe (4341m)

July 11, 2011

With the goal to climb Mont-Blanc, we went to Italy for practice and acclimatization. Day 1 we climbed using a 4×4 (felt like a true Expedition…) from Gressoney to Passo Salati and then there is a brand new lift to Punta Indren. That’s where we really started walking (one hour) using the high track, up […]

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Mount Washington

March 5, 2011

March 4 was my birthday. March 4 was also my first real challenge climbing a mountain, alpine style, during the winter. Here is the description of the central gully route, copied from summitpost.org, an excellent site: A very nice route for someone’s first “alpine” ascent. The slope is a sustained 40 to 50 degrees with […]

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