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2010–A Year to Remember Part 1

2010 brought tons of adventure my way, and no shortage of pictures to share. It was a good year for travel and between November 2009 and November 2010, I think I managed to visit 10 countries in total. Some for skiing, some for adventure. Here are some pictures of it all. I have a lot to be thankful for. I just hoped to share it with you all.

January:
Despite January "supposedly" being a dry month for Colorado.  My favorite backcountry spots were producing.

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Back when I still had a desk job, i had to fit in the skiing early in the morning.  No regrets here.

Back when I still had a desk job, i had to fit in the skiing early in the morning. No regrets here.


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February:

The up and the down.  All part of Ski mountaineering.  American Basin, San Juan Mountains.

The up and the down. All part of Ski mountaineering. American Basin, San Juan Mountains.

February was an excellent month for pow skiing, especially when life hands you a long time off.  Here Derek Dreschel shedding in the whiteroom.

February was an excellent month for pow skiing, especially when life hands you a long time off. Here Derek Dreschel shedding in the whiteroom.


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Chair Mountain with Nick Thompson, Rachel Korber, and Annah Rolig.  It was a deep day.

Chair Mountain with Nick Thompson, Rachel Korber, and Annah Rolig. It was a deep day.


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My usual partner las season was Jeff Jackson.  We had many days just like this one.  I drank my daily allotment of H2O in snow most days.

My usual partner last season was Jeff Jackson. We had many days just like this one. I drank my daily allotment of H2O in snow most days.

A big group of friends and I headed up to Amos Mace's place for a weekend of skiing, and we found plenty of it.  Here Ashley Carruth sends it above the backyard.

A big group of friends and I headed up to Amos Mace's place for a weekend of skiing, and we found plenty of it. Here Ashley Carruth sends it above the backyard.

Isis is Amos' Mountain dog.  She does pretty well for herself.

Isis is Amos' Mountain dog. She does pretty well for herself.

March:
March…Oh March. March is usually a good month for snow in the Rockies.
March first was no different.
Aspens

Dave Rasmussen off the cornice on a tour that brought us from Mcclure pass back down to Redstone.

Dave Rasmussen off the cornice on a tour that brought us from Mcclure pass back down to Redstone.

Dave gets his pop on in some supportive north facing pow.

Dave gets his pop on in some supportive north facing pow.

The summit of our 3rd ski descent of the day.

The summit of our 3rd ski descent of the day.

The last but certainly not least on the day.  Dave again.

The last but certainly not least on the day. Dave again.

Meghan Detering Dropping the knee at Silverton with our group of 8 strong skiers.

Meghan Detering Dropping the knee at Silverton with our group of 8 strong skiers.

Another of our group slaying turns in mixed conditions at Silverton.

Another of our group slaying turns in mixed conditions at Silverton.

Our guide John took this picture of himself.  After our group had booted a 2000 foot couloir taking turns breaking trail with another group following, we sent 19 people down the Grande Couloir before the first Helicopter landed for the day, I'd have been pissed if I was a heli client, but I was stoked that I wasn't today.

Our guide John took this picture of himself. After our group had booted a 2000 foot couloir taking turns breaking trail with another group following, we sent 19 people down the Grande Couloir before the first Helicopter landed for the day, I'd have been pissed if I was a heli client, but I was stoked that I wasn't today.

Anton sending a shorty in Wolf Creek.  It snowed endlessly while we hucked our meat for two days straight.

Anton sending a shorty in Wolf Creek. It snowed endlessly while we hucked our meat for two days straight.

We found something bigger to jump off too.  Anton about to pounce.

We found something bigger to jump off too. Anton about to pounce.

Sometimes we kept the skis on/in the snow.

Sometimes we kept the skis on/in the snow.

We returned around 11 pm from Wolf Creek and around 2 am Chad and I left for Whistler and the Spearhead Traverse.

The weather wasn't great, but the terrain is gorgeous out in the Whistler backcountry.

The weather wasn't great, but the terrain is gorgeous out in the Whistler backcountry.

The weather was pretty brutal out so we went to the hut.

The weather was pretty brutal out so we went to the hut.

We didn't get to complete the traverse because of weather, but Chad still enjoyed the copious amounts of snow.

We didn't get to complete the traverse because of weather, but Chad still enjoyed the copious amounts of snow.

We carried the tents, so we figured we should use them.  Our kitchen.

We carried the tents, so we figured we should use them. Our kitchen.

The terrain around Whistler has some pretty big opportunities.

The terrain around Whistler has some pretty big opportunities.

Chad with some great looking options behind him.

Chad with some great looking options behind him.

April:
Italy:

The Alps.  But I wasn't there to ski unfortunately.

The Alps. But I wasn't there to ski unfortunately.

Here is what I came here for.

Here is what I came here for.

Not a bad place for dinner.

Not a bad place for dinner.

Venice is something to see.  Once.

Venice is something to see. Once.

Cathedral Peak:

The Pearl couloir.

The Pearl couloir.

Summit Shot with Castle in the background.

Summit Shot with Castle in the background.

It was a picturesque day.  Anton was taking full advantage of it.

It was a picturesque day. Anton was taking full advantage of it.

Mount Sopris–Laundry Chutes

Down the pipe.

Down the pipe.


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