Ski Iraq/Kurdistan: Completed Winter 2017

R, G, and I on the way up.jpg


The day we were all supposed to arrive in Erbil, the Iraqi Government, with US backing, announced it was launching an effort to uproot ISIS from Mosul, which is about 45 minutes from where we would be a couple of times through the trip—that and the refugee ban.

I didn’t show up. I had a passport issue and came a day late. Nothing like asking your friends to go on a ski trip in Iraq and then coming in late, eh?

Still, we had a successful first ski ascent and descent of Mt. Halgurd!