Last Spring, years of planning paid off. Joining veteran Himalayan guide Luke Smithwick, our vision of a Himalayan Alpine Guides camp came to fruition. The inaugural trip brought us to Ladakh, India where we were able to visit high mountain passes with incredible ski touring access, as well as establish a horse assisted backcountry skiing… Continue reading Exploratory Ski Touring in the Himalaya
Lots more to come from our trip, but overall we had a successful expedition in skiing a previously unskied line from 20,084ft while also seeing lots of potential for future human powered ski touring. Here are a few recent social media posts Luke has shared as he is a true wizard of the region, not… Continue reading Back from the Himalaya with Human Powered Ski Success!
Luke Smithwick is the owner and lead guide for Himalaya Alpine Guides. He has been exploring off the beaten path portions of Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Tibet for years. Luke and I met two years ago while I was ski guiding in Kashmir in the Gulmarg area. Luke is the snow safety officer for the Gulmarg ski resort.… Continue reading Off to India to Ski Guide with Himalaya Alpine Guides
I’m very excited to announce a new Himalaya Alpine Guide Program that will take place in Ladakh, India from this May 28th-June 11th. Along with Lead Guide and Company owner Luke Smithwick, we will be exploring a relatively unclimbed/unskied portion of the Indian Himalaya with an opportunity to ski up to four 6000 meter peaks… Continue reading Join Us for Himalaya Alpine Camp 2017 | Exploratory May/June Ski Mountaineering in Ladakh, India
I hope to see you in Tahoe City this Tuesday! The Home Brew Series, presented by Alpenglow Sports and Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, kicks off Tuesday in Tahoe City with ski guide Brennan Lagasse! The Himalayas are home to the biggest mountains on earth, but what many people don’t realize is there is exceptional ski… Continue reading Alpenglow Sports Home Brew Series| Himalaya Slideshow | Tuesday December 15th, Tahoe City, CA
A quick look back at a long season of ski travels with Honey Stinger: Hive athlete and ski guide, Brennan Lagasse, shares a recap from his adventurous 2014/15 ski season: As a backcountry skier and ski guide, mountain nutrition is paramount. I was happy to join the Honey Stinger Hive this winter and found myself… Continue reading A World of Skiing with Honey Stinger
From a few new feet in the Tahoe backcountry, to the craziness of Kashmir, this eighth State of the Backcountry report for the 2015 ski season is primed with stoke. It’s no secret that the Sierra is living through a fourth straight poor winter, but with the recent new snow, skiers and riders are rejoicing the return of winter to the region.… Continue reading State of the Backcountry 2015: VIII| Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports