March 20, 2013
Turns out Adrian's recent trip to Kashmir was not a dream after all! His seemingly exaggerated tales of the best powder skiing in the world were verified last week when both the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle came out with articles making similar claims. Helicopters, gondolas, skins, and taxis are all means by which the powder-hungry skier and culture-loving traveler can...00 Comments Write a Comment
January 17, 2012
Join Adrian and Alpenglow in Alaska this winter with VHE! As we finally get ready for snow here in the lower 48, Alaska has already been slammed, and is set up for an amazing winter (the Chugach already has almost 500 inches of snow this season)! Valdez Heli Experience is a new heli-ski guiding company built by Alaska heli-ski veterans, and is dedicated to offering the best of Alaska's...00 Comments Write a Comment
March 1, 2011
When you arrive in the Alps and all the locals tell you it's been the worst snow year in 5 decades, it's easy to get a bit depressed. Especially when your hometown (in this case Squaw Valley, CA) is getting pummeled by a storm cycle that ended up dropping almost 15 feet of snow in the two weeks I was gone. But there is something special about the Alps, and even in dire conditions like these, I...
Adrian Ballinger, Alpenglow Expeditions, Alps, Andermatt, Chamonix, Courmayeur, Hi5 Skis, La Sportiva, Ski Guiding, Zermatt00 Comments Write a Comment
August 13, 2010
Rock climbing on warm granite in the summer is always fun. Hanging and climbing with one of your oldest friends is even better. And getting to climb, work, and play with some of climbing's biggest names while testing and "modeling" next year's clothing and equipment line from Marmot... well, it made for a pretty special week. Marmot took me out of my alpine world this week to go climb and...
Ace Kvale, Alpenglow Expeditions, Beth Rodden, City of Rocks, Marmot, Rock Climbing, Rock Guiding, Sinuhe Xavier00 Comments Write a Comment
August 9, 2010
What better way to "train" for another season in the Himalaya (I leave in 2 weeks) than climbing stellar granite in the high desert in Idaho. The City of Rocks has been one of my favorite places to rock climb ever since I moved West, and this trip has been no exception. I was lucky enough to be sent out rock climbing by Marmot, along with Beth Rodden, Ian Boyer, Kami Hardcastle and photographer...00 Comments Write a Comment