Today, Wildsnow.com Blog is 9 years old (we began web publishing in 1998, and converted to blog on this day in 2004.)
Like any good boy or girl, we’re taking our birthday off and having some fun. See you next week.
Meanwhile, a few statistics:
We’ve published 2773 blog posts and you guys have made 50,413 comments. One interesting development is we now have more than 15% of our readership coming from Europe. But North America is still where most of you reside.
We constantly go back through those thousands of blog posts and “curate,” so when you guys sift back through for information you’ll find functional links and important details kept up-to-date where possible. In all, we aim to maintain a useful body of work rather than a heap of old outdated junk, though I’m sure we have our share of stuff in that category (grin). After all, as I like to say: “Hey, It’s a blog, not the New York Times!”
So, enjoy, and always feel free to give us feedback when we’re whacked out or could do more coverage on something you are interested in.
WildSnow.com Blog Post Number One
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.