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Freddie Snalam has been climbing mountains for over 30 years, from the crags in his native Britain, to the Alps, Africa, South America, and the Himalayas (including paragliding and snowboarding in Nepal).  He founded Alpine World Adventures (A.W.A) in 1984.

Freddie studied mechanical engineering and taught school in England.  In 1980 he decided to sail around the world in a 36 foot ketch.  He only made it to the USA, whereupon he settled in Boulder, Colorado to pursue his life as a hot dog vendor, (Freddie's Hot Dogs - 16 years), and ice climbing and paragliding instructor, which he has been doing since 1984 with Alpine World Adventures.

Freddie's Journeys 2001
10-14: Ouray Ice Climbing Festival. Photography work for the festival. Mountain Art Show (watercolor prints and originals).
15-19: San Juan Mountain Hut backcountry ski tour (4 days, Ouray to Telluride, Colorado).
25-28: Attend Salt Lake City Outdoor Retail Show. Also, research for Adventure Guide book to the SLC area.
30 Jan-11 Feb: Ice Climbing and Ski Touring in La Grave, France. Also, skiing at the local resort that has 7,000ft (2100m), vertical, un-groomed skiing!!
27 Mar- 30 Apr: Ski Touring in Colorado. Trail-Running assignments in England and Ireland. Ice Climbing in Scotland.
May: Book writing. Trail Running in Las Vegas
???: Summer: TBA
Possibilities: Support crew for a Colorado Trail Ultra Light Walk Attempt.
Mountain Climbing Routes in Colorado.
Freddie's Journeys 2000
Jan: Resort & backcountry skiing in France, Austria and Switzerland.
14-16: Ouray Ice Festival, Colorado: Photo-shoot. Selling artwork.
28-30: Attend Salt Lake City Outdoor Retail Show.
Feb: 20-29: Ice Climbing in Canadian Rockies/Mixed Climbing photo- shoot.
Apr: 1-22: Ice climbing/Ski touring in Canada/Calendar photo-shoot.
Jun: 21-27: Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Research for my "Yellowstone- Grand Teton" book re-write.
Jul: 17-31: UK Photo-shoot: "Ridge Running in the Lake District", plus two interviews/profiles.
Aug: 1-10: Attend Salt Lake City Outdoor Retail Show/Begin work on 3rd book-"Get Out of SLC".
Sept: 13-30: European Alps: Climbing in Chamonix-Mt.Blanc, Zermatt- Hornli Ridge on Matterhorn, Grindlewald-Route on Eiger (photo essays). Also some trail running photography.
18Oct-19Nov: Photo-shoot in Nepal "Running in Nepal"/Alpine Route on Lobuje East/Watercolor Paintings in the Khumbu Region.
Dec: Work at home.
Freddie's Journeys 1999
Jan: Assistant Cameraman at Ouray Ice Festival, Colorado.
Attend Salt Lake City Outdoor Retail Show, Utah.
Feb: Writing Projects.
Ice Climbing at Ouray, Colo.
Mar: Winter Climbing in Chamonix, French Alps.
Apr: As Above.
May: Work at home, Colo.
Jun: As Above.
Jul: Photo Journalism work for Land Rover and Jeff Lowe: Ascent of a new 5-day route in Arch Canyon, Blanding, Utah.
Aug: Attend Salt Lake City Outdoor Retail Show, Utah.
Sept: Climbing in Britain. Attend Harrogate Outdoor Retail Show, England.
Oct: Work at home, Colo.
Nov: As above.
Dec: Skiing in Europe.
Freddie's Journeys 1998
Jan: Assistant Cameraman, at Ouray Ice Festival, Colorado.
Feb: Filming Will Gadd on first ascent of Godzilla at Vail, Colo.
Filming/Photo shoot for Lowepro in Utah desert.
Mar: Filming 'High Desert Challenge' for Mountainsmith in Moab,Utah.
Apr: Ski Touring in Austria.
May: Attend Telluride Mountain Film Festival.
Jun: Climb Liberty Ridge on Mt Rainier, Washington.
Climb Liberty Bell, Washington.
Jul: Climb the Exum Ridge on Grand Teton, Wyoming.
Aug: Attend Salt Lake City Outdoor Retail Show, Utah.
Sept: Climbing/Hiking tour of Britain.
Guide Nicole (from Belgium) around Colorado.
Oct: Expedition to Nepal. Attempt on E Ridge of Hiunchuli (20,771'). 1st
Snowboard descent of Tharpuchuli (18,045') in Annapurna Region
Dec: 3week road trip:Skiing/Ski-Mountaineering/Ice Climbing tour of Wyoming,Utah and Colorado.
Proposed Journeys for 2002
  • Ice Climbing a) Ouray, Colorado, b) La Grave/Chamonix, France.
  • Ski Touring/Trail Running in Austria, Italy or France.
  • A Big Desert Running Adventure (One of: Copper Canyon, Mexico/Atacama Desert, Chile/Gobi Desert, Mongolia).
  • Rock Climbing in Norway. The Slabs of Stetind (4,500ft).
  • Climbing and Hiking the mountains of Colorado.
  • A Mountaineering Expedition, Alpine-Style to the Himalaya.
  • Skiing and Ice Climbing in Canada.

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