Erik of the mountain

My life in the alpine.

“Enlightenment isn’t found with a full stomach, or on a soft pillow.” – Conrad Anchor

About me

Erik Richardson

If I wasn’t in gene therapy, I’d say the mountains are in my DNA. I aspire to ski alpinism. Here I share select stories that document my journey to become a proficient traveler of alpine environments and the people who share in them.

Stories from the high mountains

Liberty Bell

Beckey Route Grade II/5.6 October 2018

Prusik Peak

West Ridge Grade II/5.7 car to car October 2018

Forbidden Peak

West Ridge Grade III/5.6 September 2018

Vesper Peak

True Grit 5.8 August 2018

Mount Shuksan

Fischer Chimney Class IV August 2018

Le Brévent

Voie Frison-Roche 5.10a July 2018

Trident du Tacul

Lepiney route 5.9 (guided) July 2018

Aiguille de Peigne

Voie Normale 4b/Grade III (guided) July 2018

Aiguille d'Entrèves

SW – NE Traverse 4b/Grade I (guided) July 2018

Cannon Mountain + Enchantment Peak

Car to car link up of two Enchantment Bulgers, Class III June 2018

Mount Maude

West face variation of south slope ski descent, Class III/40 degrees May 2018

Partners, Mentors & Guides

Lukas Fernandez

Lukas Peterson

Holly Beale

Kimber Cross

Noah Kimmes

Kris Irwin

Asit Rathod

Garrett Madison

Miles Smart

Thor Husted

Let’s go to the mountains. Check the “about me” page for current performance stats and objective ideas. If you want to get out, reach out. Interested in creative collaborations, mentorship and good old sending it.