Returning to the World SKIMO Competition

I head to Piancavallo Italy with the US Ski Mountaineering Team to race the World Championships. I will compete in the Teams event with Jon Brown. We will work together for the 8,254’ ski mountaineering race. Why have I worked so hard at 40 to make the US Ski Mountaineering team again? This time by a margin of 8 seconds that ended with a collapse on the ground at the finish line from shear exhaustion. Why do we push so damn hard in our local amateur races and leave it all on the course? Why get out of bed to jog up a groomer on skis in the cold dark December morning? Why pack the night before, train in the dark, rush to work drinking a protein smoothy to end up changing clothing at least three times in a day, seemingly every day? With all the civil and nobel endeavors one might engage, why live life on the go sweaty, smelly and incessantly active?

A Dream Line Realized: Otterbody Route

A Dream Line Realized: Skiing The Otterbody by Teague Holmes I just left a grip of incredible steep couloirs in Cooke City Montana. It was raining.This is my spring ski