I hadn’t been back to Ouray since I had Obie. I spent five excellent years of teaching ice climbing for Kim Reynolds’ Chicks with Picks and met some of my great friends here in the US. This year was somewhat of a critical mass as quite a few of us “old guides” managed to make it for a top weekend. Thanks to Dawn Glanc for organizing. We were pretty casual about actually ice climbing but it was super social and I did get out for some sweet turns in the Red Mountain Pass area with Kitty, Angela and Pat Ormond. I’m super righteous about my record of 2 days backcountry skiing with Kitty this year.