I got involved in snowshoeing 15 years ago while working at a local ski resort. I was amazed at how much fun snowshoeing was, so I started hiking in the winter instead of skiing like most of my friends. Recently, I started mountaineering again after many years of being away from it. All it took was the next snow storm and I was hooked again.
After some thought, I decided to take my goals to the next level. I decided to climb the 46 mountains in New York State with peaks above 4,000 feet. It was a huge undertaking that I had set my sights on, but I was on a mission and driven to not only accomplish my goal but complete it in a very short amount of time.
I found myself trying to find a reliable snowshoe that would withstand the miles and miles of deep powder and packed snow that they will be up against. I had a friend recommend a pair of Atlas Aspects, so I decided to give them a try. One of the best pieces of gear I have ever bought and best snowshoes I’ve ever owned. With them, I climbed 23 more peaks in 5 weeks that winter, to end my season at 28 of 46 high peaks. This summer I finished my regular 46 and moved on to the 115 highest in the Northeast.