newsletter-spring 2011

Greetings, and welcome to my seasonal newsletter.

It's Memorial Day and it stills feels like winter in the mountains! Typically in May we are harvesting corn (spring snow) up on Mt. Shasta and in the High Sierra, but so far this year we've had it all. Powder, Corn, Wind buffed snow, and just about everything in between. No complaints! Its been good fun (and good skiing) all winter, and the spring ski season will probably extend well into summer! !

skiing pow 2001 Winter Wrap Up:

The 2011 winter was a Big one. It included lots of Avalanche courses, Backcountry ski guiding, & Industry Professional Workshops in the Tahoe and Shasta areas. It also provided a ton of powder skiing with friends, family, and clients! Not to mention a few short trips to fun spots like UT and WY. This trip report was a highlight from the Eastern Sierra with good friend and longtime ski partner CC.

Red Slate trip report

dome from eddy Spring/Summer Guide Work:

This spring and summer I'll be working on Mt. Shasta once again. I've been guiding this Cascade volcano for a dozen years now and I'm still looking forward to each chance to climb or ski off the top! Early in the season the focus will be on ski mountaineering. As the summer progresses the focus will turn to summit attempts and various mountainering seminars.

Climb Shasta

rainier big shot I'll be guiding up on Mt. Rainier as well. The classic Disappointment Cleaver route is pretty amazing. I'm always psyched to get up there and climb that massive peak. The three day climb is often sold out by January..... Consider getting on the wait list or reserving your spot in the Fall for a spring ascent!

Climb Rainier

BCF LOGO-3 The Breast Cancer Fund is doing its annual "Climb Against The Odds" in June on Mt. Shasta. I'll help guide that again this year and will help raise some funds for the cause. This hits home for me (and I imagine many of you). So, consider pitching in. My goal is to raise $2000! Click on this link and help us out.

BCF support

facebook logo You may also find me on Facebook. I have a Fan page for guide related trip reports, photos, and other events. And I have a standard page for family, friends, and random stuff like photos of our dogs...


sierra journal text Sierra Journal is another spot you can find some of my Blog posts. I write an ocassional artical with: Tips, Tricks, Trip Reports, Gear Reviews, and Mountaineering Ramblings..... Click on the "Guide's Corner" for a list of my posts!

Sierra Journal

You are welcome to drop by my website as well.... Check out the photo gallery or just learn a little more about what I do. Cheers, Rich

Photo Gallery

Guide work done on Mt. Shasta is in partnership with Shasta Mountain Guides. Guide work done on Mt. Rainier is in partnership with Alpine Ascents International.

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