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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...

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...

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...

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...

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