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ELECTIVE MOUNTAIN REFUGEES

- Mountaineering in the Cascades and Beyond-

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What We've Been Up To...

September 3, 2017

Andy: Shuksan is awesome. It’s obviously beautiful, very photogenic, and despite the proximity of the Mount Baker Ski Resort, it can feel pretty wild. After our climb of the Fisher Chimneys, I’d describe Shuksan as a small mountain with big mountain terrain. It’s about...

July 23, 2017

CorieNotoriously optimistic about conditions, gear, and our overall fitness level, I’ve suggested a few good, and a few less-than-awesome, ideas to Andy when we’ve been prepping for an upcoming objective. After our windy, crap-skiing-filled, attempt on the Kautz last...

July 2, 2017

Andy: The North Ridge on Baker: The perfect route for people who aren’t that great at ice climbing, but want to climb something more than steep snow in the mountains. It was as perfect fit for us! The North Ridge is a pretty direct route, which is nice for those of us...

June 5, 2017

After a series of long days on challenging-for-us routes, we decided to head up to Mount Adams for the first time since September of 2014 when we climbed Adams in a one-day push. The single-day push is definitely doable (especially on skis and with good snow coverage!)...

May 21, 2017

After what felt like a resounding success on the Reid Glacier Headwall, we were excited to try our skills out on the Sandy Headwall. We couldn't find a lot of information on this climb so aside from a single paragraph in one of our guidebooks indicating that the Sandy...

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