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Saign and Ben delivered an amazing trip report and several videos from their AK trip last spring. Now check out the highlight video from the trip!

This was my first trip to Alaska. Ben Starkey and I made the most of our 2 weeks there in April 2015. This is an edit of my best runs taken during the our stay. Every line was access under the power of our own two feet using nothing but splitboards and verts (we did get a couple much appreciated sled bumps as well). This was on a year that was one of the worst on record. I can’t wait to go back, and see what a good year has in store!




Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.


  • Sylvia says:

    Good day,

    I am a student at the Technical school here in Iceland and I am doing a project in school and so I wanted to use a picture I saw on your page. Wanted to ask you for permission if I could use it for my project?

    Best wishes

    • Cbalke says:

      Hey Sylvia, You would have to ask the photographer. We are not at liberty to give permission for photo use.

  • Trevor says:

    Looks like you guys really scored on the weather and snow conditions. Nice work checking things off around Diamond!