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Ames Ice Hose - Andrew Plagens

Ames Ice Hose - Andrew Plagens
March 31, 2014 - 

I see the spindrift funneling down the route from above, all I can do is cinch my hood up and wait. Whooooossssshhhhhh! Everything goes white; I can’t even see my hands holding onto my ice tools. I’m right in the middle of the second pitch of the notorious and ultra classic Ames Ice Hose in Telluride. I look down at the belay and see my partner Bryce, huddled at the belay counting the minutes until I finish the pitch so he can stop freezing his butt off in a never ending spindrift shower. The snow doesn’t sting as bad...

2012 Upper Wind River Festival - Kim Russell

2012 Upper Wind River Festival - Kim Russell
April 02, 2012 - 

For whitewater paddlers in the Northwest, the Upper Wind River Festival kicks off the season as the first downriver race of the year. Paddlers, full of nervous energy, show up wondering where they will stack up, and if their winter-time training will pay off. A part of the Western Whitewater Championship Series, the festival features a 3 mile downriver race for all river-craft (kayak, raft and cataraft) through various class IV rapids: various boulder gardens, ledge drops, slides.

 
 
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