3/30/11

CMH Galena Week 11-12, "A Guides Perspective"

My last 2 weeks of work at CMH Galena were some of the best skiing I have ever had. We received over 200 cm of snow, which brought the snow pack to 400 cm. With this much snow the pillow lines and cliff drops were soft and smooth.

I captured some footage of Hank (77 year old skiing on K2 Pontoons), Jessica (Galena staff veteran of 8 years ) and Charles (CMH U.K. agent). Enjoy!




CMH Galena Week 11-12, "A Guides Perspective" from Joshua Lavigne on Vimeo.

3/21/11

Mixed Climbing in Storm Creek

After 21 days of ski guiding I was ready to get out and stretch the arms. Raphael, Juan and I decided to head up Storm Creek (just up from the Stanley Headwall) to check a couple mixed climbs, Xena (named after Raphael's cat) and Cosban (named after Eamonn Walsh's dog). Two awesome climbs, side by side, decorated with thin ice, featured limestone and natural rock gear. A fantastic day out!

Check out the short video clip below.

 Furry needles decorate the trees as we approach Storm Creek

Juan leading off on the first pitch

 Raph stepping out on the second pitch of Cosban

Great rock, good gear and thin ice, what else could you ask for.


Mixed Climbing in Storm Creek from Joshua Lavigne on Vimeo.