Tales of cold winter climbs, backpacking and skiing trips, not all of them successful, along with articles on mountaineering, whitewater, photography and more.
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The Krummholz Zone features tales of cold winter climbs and backpacking trips, not all of them successful. I hope the articles and journals of my trips will inspire you to follow your own dreams, where ever they may lead.

Krummholz (German for crooked wood) is found at treeline where the trees grow as low, dense, twisted mats or shrubs. Trees grow in this pattern because the vertical growth breaks off, especially when frozen, and the tree then bushes out. By forming krummholz as a defense against harsh weather and severe winds, trees are able to survive in this rugged terrain.



               

The Krummholz Zone is not free.

It is 'Helpware'.

Each week you must help one person who has a need, no matter what it may be. Help that person even if you have to go a little out of your way. Trust me, this will make you feel better, and will enrich the lives of many people.

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