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I love the feeling of going to the mountains. The static of life in the city fades away. The challenge of moving through rugged landscapes brings me out of my head and into my body. I love long days on the trail where time slows down and the Experience lives in my memory for years. I created the alpenflo project to share my passion for seeking an authentic life through outdoor Experience.

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mount rainier in a day

Our three headlamps pan the steep snow ramp like searchlights as we work upward in the dark.  The sweep of light reveals a craggy  wall to our left and sun-cupped snow disappearing into the night above. The scrape of our crampons is the only sound in the dead air.  We move slow to conserve energy and allow careful crampon placement, wary of a long fall on the firm snow.

Without warning a rock the size of a softball hums out of the darkness above and slams into my thigh.

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escape from Cooper Spur

“Shit, shit, shit!”  I’m looking down at my gloved right hand clutching my whippet, the ice ax blade jammed into the névé ice of the slope. I want so badly to be anywhere but here.  I take a shallow breath. Look at the right edges of my skis, biting ever so slightly into the slope. I grip the whippet tighter, trying not to think of what will happen if my edges blow over 2,000 feet of iced over cliffs.

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