Its been kind of a tough winter for me. I broke my hand in November which put me out for 6 weeks and this new baby, well 18 month old baby is keeping me at home alot. He’s super cute and funny as all hell so that makes up for it, but I’ve been itching to get some peaks in lately. So I’ve spent some time running and riding the exercise bike at the gym to get the cardio back and got in a few ski area days. With avy conditions at low I figured now was my opportunity for some alone time
Did the ridge direct which was a ton of fun. This was windy as fuck and the coldest I’d been in a really long time. I did the whole trip in 12 hours but I think I spent an hour just trying to warm up my fingers
Cronin (Foreground) Grizzly Mtn (Background)
It sure felt good to get it dun. Just hiking/skiing/moving through the mountains. Peace and quite, except for the howling wind. Facing the inner voices that give rise to doubt and overcoming them to reach the summit. The zombie like walk of exhaustion as you have to hike back to you ascent line for the return home. I love the mountains.