Japan to Alaska: 2014 Season Review, Part 1

Lee Lyon | BackcountryBackcountry

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Patrick Fux photo.
Patrick Fux photo.

 

With my northern winter coming to a close, I thought it would be a good time to look back on what has been a pretty fun season for me. Bear with me here, this could take awhile.

My winter actually kicked off with a trip to Thailand and Myanmar. While I do enjoy the occasional non-skiing adventure, it was hard to focus while the snow was flying elsewhere. Nonetheless, a great trip overall.

Deep water soloing. Rai Lay, Thailand.
Deep water soloing. Rai Lay, Thailand.
Neat caves.
Neat caves.
Out of the cave.
Out of the cave.
Too many temples. Bagan, Myanmar.
Too many temples. Bagan, Myanmar.
Ayarwaddy River, Myanmar.
Ayarwaddy River, Myanmar.
Sunset near Inle Lake, Myanmar.
Sunset near Inle Lake, Myanmar.

 

In December, it was time to head back to Japan, to really get winter started.

 

The transition was... abrupt.
The transition was… abrupt. Patrick Fux photo.
Per usual, Japan offered up quite a few storm days. Patrick Fux photo.
Per usual, Japan offered up quite a few storm days. Patrick Fux photo.
Good to be back in the cloud. Patrick Fux photo.
Good to be back in the cloud. Patrick Fux photo.
Patrick Fux photo.
Patrick Fux photo.
Zach Paley photo.
Zach Paley photo.
Pillows. An old favorite. Zach Paley photo.
Pillows. An old favorite. Zach Paley photo.
Trees. Zach Paley photo.
Trees. Zach Paley photo.
Miles sliding tree spines.
Miles sliding tree spines.

 


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