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What We've Been Up To...

September 18, 2018

We've had a lot of folks asking us for beta on how to 'actually climb North Sister.' (ie, how to not F it up like we did the first time we went up it in 2015). So, here it is folks. The BETA DUMP on Corie's favorite Cascade Volcano (which also happens to be most people...

May 28, 2018

This entire day was a mess. We had originally set out to try the Three Sisters Traverse, hopeful that it was still early enough in the year that most lines would be skiable and that we’d spend more time on skis that we would on foot. How very, very wrong we were…

We dit...

April 22, 2018

After completing many routes in the Cascades that come “in” for many months at a time, we’re learning to adjust to watching weather on routes that come into condition for maybe a week or a few days. Although the North Face gullies are very climbable for much of the yea...

February 5, 2018

“You guys are some seriously f$ck*d up individuals,” is the last thing Timmy said to us before he left us at our house for the evening. He was half-joking (we think) but our micro-adventure up Three Fingered Jack that day had left all three of us soaked to the bone and...

November 27, 2017

Every year, we try to balance time spent with family over the holidays with our voracious wanderlust. It's so hard to pass-up on those "free days" we are granted from our jobs during Thanksgiving and Christmas so we've started alternating which holiday we spend away fr...

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