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ELECTIVE MOUNTAIN REFUGEES

- Mountaineering in the Cascades and Beyond-

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What We've Been Up To...

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 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...

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