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“I climbed a mountain just to get a better view of you.” OAR #OAR #lyrics #splitboardadventures #TetonPass

Teton Pass
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I FINALLY GOT ON A SPLITBOARD (thanks to @2ndwindsports) AND IT WAS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD.
#winteriscoming #2ndwindsports #splitboardadventures #snowboardallthetime

Mt. Hood Meadows
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Such a sick day getting blower faceshots on the glacier! #Alaska #glaciers#pow#splitboardadventures


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Anyone else wish they were standing up here right now waiting to drop in? Photo taken at the top of the Pointe d'Uble on our Splitboard course last March. #splitboardadventures #portesdusoleil #pointeduble #mintsnowboarding
@damianmcarthurphotography takes nice photos!⠀

Pointe d'Uble
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And that's a wrap! We made the trek down in no time - phew. 30 min from camp with breaks and adjustments with our heavy loads. I'll be the first to admit that riding with poles is AWESOME. .
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We had the best crew. Uncle Ian is officially our favorite uncle 😉. He was roomies with Dave and let's just say they giggle like little schoolgirls when they're together in confined spaces. Glad he survived his edema so that he can know how much we love him!
#goodfriendsgoodtimes #mountaineering #splitboardadventures #mountshastaviews #wesurvivedandthatswhatcounts

Bunny Flat
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Oopsie - I forgot to include the 1:30 wake-up call for the final ascent up on Mother's Day. This was us at 2:30am running a bit late for our departure. Everyone trying to get gear sorted while staying warm enough in the 0 deg weather. 😳 Sidenote: I have one tough cookie for a 13 YO. This kid will endure ANYTHING with us. I had to be the one to pull the sissy card 4 hours later. I'm just glad he followed. PHEW.
#notwithoutmyson #splitboardadventures #snowadventures #mountshastaviews #mountaineering #mtshastaisnojoke #deepbreaths #inovermyhead


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The boys were 45 min and <1000' ft from the top before they had a forced turn around from both weather and Ian's health. It was a VERY good move in hindsight. Glad these boys made it back safely! .
Their descent as we saw them from our base camp - beginning at Red Banks. #supertroopers #mountaineering #mountshastaviews #snowadventures #mtshastaisnojoke #splitboardadventures

Mount Shasta, California
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The last two photos I was able to take before my phone fritzed from the cold. Top: approximation of the 4-hr trail ahead. Bottom: the last of Shasta's sky shadow in the distant atmosphere while our guide gets ready to tie us in to make the steep climb ahead. Pick-axes, helmets, and crampons required. 😳
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It was awesome until it wasn't. Exhausting climb up, but too cold to stop and rest even for just 5 min to recover without freezing my digits off. Did I mention it was COLD?? Bottles were freezing in our packs. Electronics froze. Snacks froze. My bum was frozen. Toes were barely hanging on. Fingers were in and out of frozen numbness. Not my favorite. All I wanted was a warm nap and a cup of tea. And so it being Mother's Day and all, I took my bad self and made my wish come true. I turned around at sunrise and took some dreamy Shasta turns down to base camp. .
#splitboardadventures #inovermyhead #mtshastaisnojoke #deepbreaths #snowadventures #mothersday2017

Mount Shasta, California
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Oh, Mother Nature, you're such a tease. You lure with your expansive beauty, while making your features often hard to bear. You may humble me, even scare me, but I won't stop. I will never give up. In the meantime - while I gather strength and courage, I will be sure to admire your jaw-dropping scenery.
#notthequittingkind #deepbreaths #mountshastabasecamp #mtshastaisnojoke #splitboardadventures #inovermyhead

Mount Shasta, California
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Sunday Flashback Flood getting under way....
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Beholding the massive beauty that lay ahead. The ominous lookout on the coldest day to usher in the coldest climb any of us (guides included) have ever experienced in the MANY years all of us have under our belts. She was a beast. #mtshastaisnojoke #deepbreaths #inovermyhead #splitboardadventures #foodcircustentwasmyfave

Mount Shasta, California
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Made a new base camp at 51/50, which meant we were officially past the halfway mark. Good news, right? Except when you think about having to do the remaining 49% in one shot starting at 1am with a desired turnaround time of 11am. I realized at this point that I probably bit off more than I could chew. Either way, I was determined to see the good and remain grateful for the little things. Like new snow; or strong and able men by my side; or warm food; or Dave's hand-dug toilet to make squatting so much more pleasant for me. He loves me. So much. This is I know. .
#gratefulmama #alwaysfindthegood #lovesurge
#splitboardadventures #inovermyhead #deepbreaths #mtshastaisnojoke

Mount Shasta, California
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TOP: Looking up...Up... UP (and not even close!)
BOTTOM: Looking how far we've come. Not even half way up the mountain yet. Oh well - It's still BEAUTIFUL!!!
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#mtshastagetaway #splitboardadventures #inovermyhead #deepbreaths #mtshastaisnojoke

Mount Shasta, California
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One of many reasons why I have mad respect for our guides: Lathan went on this trip never having used splitboards or skins before. He still had to figure all of the little nuances of gripping and pushing through difficult terrain. Now add a 50 lb pack and things got a bit too tricky for him at times. We all struggled up this ice sheath of a hill, but Lathan couldn't get enough grip to stay on top of his skis without falling with his huge pack. So Nick took his pack and trekked up the steeps so that Lathan could safely (and confidently) make his way to a more stable spot to wear his pack. I'm guessing Nick was carrying 100+ lbs on his torso during this technical section. BEAST! .
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#mtshastagetaway #splitboardadventures #mtshastaisnojoke #inovermyhead #deepbreaths

Mount Shasta, California
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After getting all our gear squared away, we took some time to do some light touring WITHOUT packs. It was GLORIOUS 🎶! The sheer beauty of this place was astounding. Humbling to say the least. .
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#splitboardadventures #mtshastagetaway #mtshastaisnojoke #natureaddict

Mt Shasta
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