Unbeatable views from the Pika Glacier base camp in Alaska's Denali National Park. --
Pika Glacier is home to the CMS ski mountaineering expedition each April. We've got one more spot this spring. Do you want it? Message us!
📸 CMS client & Pika Glacier alumnus @petesnavely
An #avalanche claimed the lives of three #skiers in South-Western #France this weekend.⛰ They were discovered in an off-piste area after leaving the Cauterets resort in the #Pyrenees mountains earlier in the week, and lost in the unusually large snowfall of this #winter. Are #winterstorm#sports too dangerous for YOU? Let us know your thoughts. 🤔
Part 2 about Nia.
In life, there are people who simply can't stop on the road to their dreams. Nia was one of them. I never heard her complain about anything or judging people. She simply lived for all she was able to give to the world without waiting the world to understand. It was enough that she was there. Maybe for this reason, now that she is gone physically from this world, it feels surreal. Her presence will stay alive through the hearts of all the people who knew her and loved her. 24 years on this earth might be little time, but she lived life fearlessly. We would often joke how strong and uncompromising she was for the things she believed in and how she would make an excellent soldier. She was grateful to be here and that was something that made us all feel as if life was precious and worth fighting for. The irony is that she didn't preach on her beliefs and didn't like to be in the center of the attention, yet you could always tell when she was in the room, because suddenly it felt brighter and warmer inside. Nia died tragically in an avalanche on 17th February in her favorite place in the mountain we both loved the most - Pirin. As other great Bulgarian mountaineers before her, she found her last resting place where her heart was free and peaceful. Now she is forever intertwined with the spirit of Pirin mountain and I know I will feel her presence every time I am there. I feel humble and blessed to have known her and all she was, is all I hope I will ever be. Nia, you will live in our hearts forever and your trail is never-ending, because it is real and honest. Thank you for touching us with your light. Thank you for teaching us to see life beautifully and to strive to be better humans in every sense possible. I see more and more how time is precious and everything matters, every minute could be the last and there are no certainties. But one thing stays long after death and that's the love we have given in this life and to this world. In our work, to our family and friends, to strangers and animals, in the things that matter the most to us. There is so much to be given. Thank you for showing us this.
Rest in peace, sister.
Photo Veselin Istatkov
Snow is fun but remember to be carefull! 😌 Last week I got a great reminder that every wall can crack. Although, it was a relatively small avalance and I didn't got taken by it, that wasn't smth I would like to experience again.