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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...

May 21, 2017

After what felt like a resounding success on the Reid Glacier Headwall, we were excited to try our skills out on the Sandy Headwall. We couldn't find a lot of information on this climb so aside from a single paragraph in one of our guidebooks indicating that the Sandy...

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...

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