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The mad side of skiing

November 1, 2018 denaliobserver 0

  We’ve officially entered the most agonizing season of the year. The first groans of chair lifts across the region are, at best, still weeks away. Fall seems to stretch on immeasurably. Yet early snows have […]

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Country girl heads for the mountains

August 31, 2018 denaliobserver 0

  Two layers of thermals, two pairs of socks and I’m as toasty as a marshmallow. This country girl’s swapped out the red bands for snow boots. Heading up to Mount Ruapehu felt like Christmas Day. I’m sure […]

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Climbing as couple

August 31, 2018 denaliobserver 0

  They worshipped mountains. And, every time they set out on a mountaineering expedition, they were mentally prepared to have a brush with death. Before stepping out of their home, they would inform their children […]