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What We've Been Up To...

May 20, 2017

The various headwalls on Mount Hood have been on the list for a while now. We’ve moved on  from the straightforward south side routes, to more moderate steep snow routes like Cooper Spur and Leuthold Couloir, to a steeper ice and snow line like the Devil’s Kitchen Head...

May 7, 2017

We were not exactly prepared for the circumnav– you ascend the Palmer Snowfield, traverse around the mountain at a moderate elevation, a little up, a little down. We’re not actually climbing anything. No big deal, right? We knew it was going to be a big day, but 13 hou...

May 6, 2017

Corie: We've been trying for months to get on this route and the weather bit us in the ass at the last minute on both occasions. Thankfully, with (mostly awesome) weather in the forecast and nice, cold temps up high, we lucked out on this weekend. We drove up to Timber...

April 24, 2017

Andy: Weather this spring has been unusually fickle. The snow pack is well above normal (nearly double in some regions of the Northwest) and rivers are pushing

April 22, 2017

We were hoping that by the end of April we'd be able to drive past the snowpark and up the Forest Service road towards the trailhead, but we had no such luck. S

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