Skier crosses Colorado, hut to hut to hut to hut to hut...
- Created on Monday, 27 February 2012 04:00
- Written by Dena Rosenberry
A "snow-mad surgeon" is the first person known to have skied across Colorado's backcountry, hitting 17 huts in the backcountry system.
Richard Villar, 58, skied about 155 miles and climbed about 29,000 feet.
The father of three, who lives in Saffron Walden, said: “The wilderness is not for wimps, particularly in winter.
Of this "formidable undertaking," Villar said: "To preserve sanity you should not think about reaching the end. Simply take each day at a time."
“I’m snow-mad and I just love it," he told the Cambridge News. "It was a huge challenge and somehow I did it.”