Got the big tick ✔️ to have my IV out on Christmas Eve - which means it’s time to hit the mountains for New Years! We on @lucas_dampney 👌
The doctors exact words were don’t go jumping out of helicopters 😂 I’ll step down carefully. The relief is unreal. Only two more weeks of this rigamarole.
Very grateful for my time in the mountains. Happy International Mountain Day!😀
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Been chatting with a friend who recently bought a backcountry set up and I told her...
You’ll have days where you’ll wonder why you are torturing yourself.
You’ll have days where you’ll wonder ‘what the hell am I doing out here’?
You’ll have days where it hurts you to think about how much money you’ve spent on your gear that very quickly stops looking shiny and new.
You might even have days where you are so frustrated you could cry.
....but what I haven’t told her yet is that the reason you keep going back is because somehow, in all the madness, you find yourself out there.
And that, is everything.
In honor of International Mountain Day... Here are a few photos from one of the places that has inspired me most and made me realize that I needed to call the mountains home. Near the end of a nearly year long journey through Latin America 3 years ago, @ciaoamaya and I found ourselves amongst the giant 20,000 foot peaks of the Andes Mountain Range. More specifically, the Cordillera Blanca in the northwest region of Peru. We spent days trekking through beautiful mountainous terrain, drinking glacial water, and admiring the incredible sights this area offered. I'm happy I stumbled across these photos I took during our time there, as they inspire me more today than ever before. I strive to become stronger and more experienced, and hope to go back and climb some of the technical peaks in the Cordillera Blanca in the years to come. Until then, here's to all of the beautiful mountain ranges around the world, which provide so much for all of us here on Earth. & here's to protecting them for future generations...
I have come to know the Mammoth staff here as incredibly gracious. Earlier this year, I had lost my phone filming myself trying to rip (too) fresh pow down Cornice. It miraculously returned to me a week later, no footage lost. Today at the summit, before even a single run...my board had slipped away and rashly flew off the backcountry cliff, sighhh yes, right after this PHOTO was taken 🤦🏻♀️ People around us had gotten quite a treat watching me chase it to the edge, make a pretty accurate dive grab, before which the stubbornly slippery thing gained a whole audience peering over the cliff, collectively hoping it would get caught somewhere. Right on the narrow catwalk off the Dave’s Run ramp, it did! ❤️As I laid there, ski patrol was called, and I’m letting it be known that Jarette @capelliworld is such an angel for making the trek down to rescue my board and climbing back up with it. I knew you hated my guts on that trek, so my offer to buy you a beer still stands! I hope @mammothmountain gives you a raise or names you “Patrol of the Week” if that’s a thing. And thank you letting me film this eventful moment. That said, in honor of #internationalmountainday I’m happily and unequivocally calling Mammoth my home peak 🥳 Two important possessions lost, two miraculous events. Oh Mammoth you really do love me. What am I going to lose next? —Proud “lucky jerry”
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🤔 do I stay or freeze at the top? I know everyone comes for the view at the top, but seeing the trees lining the trail weighed down and covered in snow is always my favorite part!❄️🏔😍 #southernstatesco