From Skiing Magazine: As I followed the skin track, my steps in time with my breath, I racked my brain for the answer to lead guide Brennan Lagasse’s question. I mentally checked all the information I had learned and practiced before this trip, certain there must be some trick of the alpinist trade I was being tested on. This being my first foray into the vast mountains of Alaska, I didn’t want to betray what I’d hoped to conceal from the moment I walked off the plane in Cordova: I was in complete and utter awe.
“North?” I said with an uncertainty I instantly regretted. Brennan just laughed and said cryptically, “We’re going to have a great two weeks.”
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