Wish We Were Here, Episode 12: Avalanche on America’s Mountain

February 19, 2016

Most people think of Pikes Peak as a tourist destination – the Fourteener with a highway and a donut shop on top. But for many local mountaineers, climbers and skiers, Pikes Peak is also a wilderness playground. For backcountry skiers Dan Crossey, Mike Houston, Bill Blair, and Nate Porter Pikes Peak was like their backyard. But on April 25, 1995, what should’ve been a routine day of Spring skiing on Pikes Peak quickly turned into a nightmare.

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All music in this episode was composed by Brian Elyo, AKA Mobdividual. Find more of his work HERE.