Waiting for Winter

The days are getting shorter, bike shops have changed over to ski and snowboard shops, and your new season pass sits patiently on your dresser. Winter’s close, but throwing on

The wasna. Sounds like the state after amrita (ahem-yogic bliss) right? Well, somewhere above 10,000 feet, the right bar might be exactly that, enlightenment and sustenance right from mouth to belly,

by Christian Santelices High pressure in the Tetons has given me the chance to reflect on a busy season of avalanche education. Working for the American Avalanche Institute and Exum

Forage, Feed, Fuel …

by Christian Santelices It was a tough summer in many ways for a mountain guide … Monsoon moisture produced twice the average precipitation in August, which meant many canceled trips

Welcome.

by Christian Santelices Welcome. That’s how we feel in Ethiopia. Everywhere you go, people wave to you from the road, kids surround us, wanting to see what we are about. It

A Life Worth Living

Ten years ago my friend and mentor, Rich Rinaldi, and I were at Snowbird when he offered me my first guiding job. I was young and hungry and inexperienced–and never

Guest Spot:  Zahan Billimoria Committing to a Dream

Four years ago I got a letter that I always hoped for – an invitation to work for Exum Mountain Guides. Ever since I was a youngster I always dreamed