Cold Redemption Part 3 of 3

As climbers we all know that reaching the summit is often only half the battle and in many cases the return trip is more dangerous. We turned around and headed down. We soon arrived at the top of the ice section to watch a group of unprepared hikers fumbling their way up the ice.

Learning Splitboard Technique Part 2- “Finding Balance”

The more time I spend outside, the more I realize the importance of balance. Balance is a topic that I think we all struggle with from time to time. I find that this balance ends up being applicable to so many diverse situations and scenarios. It could be the balance between work and play orContinue reading “Learning Splitboard Technique Part 2- “Finding Balance””

Learning Splitboard Technique Part 1: “Bowling Ball Piotrowski”

When I started this splitboard journey, I knew there would be a learning curve but after one full day out skinning and riding, then another day getting used to the Splitboard in the resort I was honestly thinking that I had it down. I let myself get cocky and started thinking that I was readyContinue reading “Learning Splitboard Technique Part 1: “Bowling Ball Piotrowski””

Earning Turns in the Catskills

The sun was just starting to crest over the steep hills and mountains as we drove along route 28 past the turn off for the cozy mountain town of Phoenicia. The only signs of snow were dirty oddly shaped piles at the ends of the parking lots left over from the Plows. We passed theContinue reading “Earning Turns in the Catskills”

“We do not disallow Splitboards…..kinda”

Rain sucks. This weekend I had planned to head up to the Catskills for some backcountry riding with a buddy from the Philly Chapter of the American Alpine Club. However after much debating and a forecast of 58 degrees and 100% chance of rain we bailed. However I saw a decent forecast for today soContinue reading ““We do not disallow Splitboards…..kinda””