Hooray for Ouray


It’s that time of year again when the climbing shoes and chalk bag find their place in the gear closet while the crampons and ice tools screech with the sound of a file sharpening their steel points. Yes, winter is finally here and in full glory with plenty of snow and cold temperatures, turning the most glorious of waterfalls into true sculptures … [Read more...]

Trail Winching Techniques: Recovery For More Drastic Traction Failure Situations


Getting stuck is part of Jeeping. Not that you are trying to get stuck (although I know some people sure look like they are); sometimes it simply happens. Occasionally, your Jeeping takes you to places where safety requires an extra measure of security. … [Read more...]

Overlanding the French Alps


The border area between northern Italy and France was hard-fought from the 18th century until World War II – in this time a lot of fortifications were built on and into the mountains to control the valleys. While there are still a lot of unpaved roads left over and unmaintained, this area has seen a growing number of ski resorts and has … [Read more...]