Words and Photos: Ian Fohrman

Spoiled boot liners, farmers tans, physical and mental exhaustion, trench foot, tight quarters, blisters and sleep deprivation. The Volcano Tour was a social, logistical, atmospheric, and human capacity experiment with odds stacked against success. The goal was to ski the major volcanoes from Lassen Peak in California to Washington’s Mount Baker in just over two weeks, which includes a total of 140-plus miles and 70,000-plus vertical feet of walking, ski touring, and climbing. The results defied probability and hypotheses. Chris Davenport, Jess McMillan and the rotating roster of friends and hangers-on managed to successfully climb and ski all 15 volcanoes in 14 days.