Top Ten FKT (Fastest Know Times) For 2013

Faster and faster every year.  Records were broken for:

Congratulations to all of those who went fast in 2013!

Looks like black diamond is already having a positive effect on Fritschi Diamir. Check these out:



The Gnar Way to Zion


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Tim Rogers
Date: October 2013
Location: Zion National Park
Overview: In early October, I and my two closest friends and climbing partners realized a dream years in the making. Over the course of 17 days we rode our bicycles about 700 miles from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park and back. Our goal was to climb the canyon’s towering sandstone cliffs; our experience was nothing short of life changing.


RMNP Mountain Ramble


Brice Portwood
Date: December 2013
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
Overview: Solo ice climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park.



Race Directing

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Reese Ruland
Date: 3 December 2013
Location: Colorado
Overview: In August 2013, I, along with my boyfriend Dakota Jones, conceived and directed the Telluride Mountain Run. It was hard, but rewarding, and now I am planning to do even more Race Directing (RDing) – four more races in 2014. Below is my version of a mental refresher; several reminders that I will inevitably forget and need to reread during times of shear panic and overwhelming anxiety next time. 

More information on all races can be found here Aspire Events and for TMR here Telluride Mountain Run 

The first two photos are from David Clifford Photography and the last one is mine. 


Gannett Peak Ski


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Michelle Driscoll
Date: 6/9/2012 – 6/12/2012
Location: Gannett Peak – Wind Rivers
Overview: In June of last year, my boyfriend Evan and I found ourselves in the Wind River range attempting to ski Wyoming’s tallest mountain, Gannett Peak. We ended up hitting more obstacles than expected but somehow managed to pull it off.


AMGA Course

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Andrew Yasso
Date: October 2013
Location: Red Rocks, NV
Overview: I was fortunate enough to receive a generous full-tuition scholarship from Petzl for my American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guide Course and Aspirant Exam. Here is my attempt to summarize an amazing 10-day course into video format. Thanks to Petzl, the AMGA, my colleagues and employer at the American Alpine Institute, and to my friends, family, and guests who have supported me over the years.

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After You – First Ascent

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Ryan Stolp
Date: 23 July 2013
Location: Kyrgyzstan
Overview: This is a teaser for the full film Djangart Unchained, documenting the FIRST ASCENT of peak 5318 in Kyrgyzstan by a group of amateur Boston-based climbers. Big thanks to all of the expedition sponsors. Made possible in part by generous donations from the American Alpine Club and KMC Systems.
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Snowtober 2013: A Wintery Week in Colorado

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Jordan Diefenderfer
Date: 13-21 October 2013
Location: Colorado / Wyoming
Overview: Storms had been rolling through my local stomping grounds in Colorado’s aptly named Never Summer mountains since the end of September, so while everyone else rushed to A-Basin’s opening day, we left for the backcountry.
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