Mt. Shasta is the highest volcano in California and popular backcountry destination in Northern California which provides a lot of various terrains for skiers at any level. This year California experiences serious lack of snow, so Mt. Shasta is one of the few reasonably accessible places one can ski this spring.
Everything best in the 2015, a lot of snow, especially powder, and as perfect as possible weather conditions in the mountains…
A lot of fresh snow in the last few days in Himalaya had caused a lot of huge avalanches. One of these avalanche was self-released in the central Nepal in the are of the seventh highest peak Dhaulagiri at 10.30 p.m. in Oct 14th. The debris of this avalanche had covered base camp of the Slovak-Czech skialpinism-climbing expedition Dhaulagiri 2014.
A short documentary about our Kamchatka ski trip in April/May 2013 – produced by Kuchynské štúdio in September 2014.
After warming up in High Tatras Kejda Ski Team Vol. 1 there had came time for some more exotic destination in 2013 – Lofoten. Lofoten Islands – deep placid fjords, jagged rocky peaks, polar light and great undiscovered potential for extreme skiing – we knew that well thanks to our frequent summer visits of Northern Norway when we were traveling behind the arctic circle because of first ascents in many bigwalls in magnificent northern wilderness. Ski runs from alpine-looking peaks end on sandy beaches! We were sure about that!
First days of May during the trip Ski Kamchatka 2013 – overview of our activities in April-May 2013 we spent in the area of volcano Bakening (2278 m). According to known sources, we were the first skiers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia in this area. We reached the summit in a group of eight people and followingly skied down.
During the trip Skialp & freeride with Naboso in Macedonia, March 1–10, 2013, I was testing excellent set that consists of skis Dynafit Huascaran (length 186 cm, 135–114–124 mm) with new freeride DIN 16 binding Dynafit BEAST and shoes Dynafit Mercury. Results of practical usage of Dynafit BEAST are here.
Pažout (www.horolezci.cz) had used his mobile phone during our skialpinism trip Ski Kamchatka 2013 – overview of our activities in April-May 2013 mostly for taking videos. First short videos are here.
Marie did a nice overview of her activities in the mountains during the last year (Děvče z hor – Bilance roku 2012), so I try shortly to do the same with the winter skialpinism and ski season 2012–2013. I was skiing on three continents and in April skied first in Canada and then in Kamchatka-peninsula. This winter was just excellent!