Ski Mountaineering is Alive and Well

There are an incredible number of people out there pulling off incredible tours and descents around the world. It is inspiring and humbling to see and read about others’ high level adventures. From the Hummel brothers recent winter traverse of the Pickets in the Washington Cascades  to Greg Hill’s  pursuit of one million vertical feet of ski touring, and Cascade based climber and skier Colin Haley’s recent hair-raising experiences in the Alps around Chamonix, ski alpinism is alive and well.

These three links offer a small window into what is being accomplished on skis these days. Makes me feel like a bit of a tourist . . .

Colin Haley skiing on Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix, France Vimeo.