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Mount Saint Helens

December 16, 2016

We left Marble Mountain Snow Park around 8:15am and were, thankfully, able to step into our bindings right out of the parking lot. We saw a few people when we pulled in- mostly snowmobilers- but only a few other people were setting out to climb. It was perfectly cold and the snow gripped our skins perfectly.

The tour out of the trees went fairly quickly and we paused briefly to remove layers and grab snacks. Previous skiers' sk...

November 30, 2014

Corie: One more virgin summit for me and my first climb over varied, snow-covered terrain. Our 5am start was pushed back to 6am due to the fact that making coffee/breakfast is much slower when you’re trying to do it from inside the warmth of a tent. The timing was perfect, however, because the sky began to lighten as we came into view of the mountain, and we were gifted with glittering, pink snow during our first stretch of cl...

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