A Year of Places

A Year of Places

May 17, 2014 – May 16, 2015 Santa Barbara, California Los Angeles, California Hike 1. South America Lima, Peru, Huaraz, Peru Huayhuash Circuit Start: Chiquain, Peru Popca, Peru Pallca, Peru Huallapa, Peru Huayhuash Circuit End: Llamac, Peru Huaraz, Peru Caraz,...
Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

Tour de Mont Blanc, Part 4 In Part 4, we celebrate my birthday in a spectacular alpine refuge ringed by glaciers, tackle a ladder section over nearly vertical cliff faces, and wrap things up back where we started in Les Houches. Here are my earlier posts on the TMB:...
The Mayor of Grand St. Bernard

The Mayor of Grand St. Bernard

Tour de Mont Blanc, Part 3 In Part 3, Travis and I witness a truly impressive feat of trail endurance, swap stories with the former mayor of Grand St. Bernard, and continue our Ripken-esque streak of red wine consumption. Here are the first three installments of the...
“I Carry Nothing but Cheese”

“I Carry Nothing but Cheese”

Tour de Mont Blanc, Part 2 In Part 2, Travis and I tend to a wayward French flock, interrogate a CERN physicist about the probability of a black hole swallowing the planet, and are charmed by the beauty we find in Courmayeur, Italy. Here are my previous TMB posts:...
Went to a Party and a Hike Broke Out

Went to a Party and a Hike Broke Out

Tour de Mont Blanc, Part 1 My original plan for the TMB was to treat it the same as my first two hikes. I was going to carry my food, filter my water and camp every night. Basically, I would approach the TMB like it was a remote mountain adventure even though there...