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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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July 18, 2012

Alps Mont Blanc Climbing School Reaches Summit

MM Guide Ben Mitchell writes about the first Mont Blanc Mountaineering School of the season. Congratulations to the three climbers who joined him and walked away with great stories and several summits under their belt. 


July 11, 2012

Steep Terrain Climbing on Mount Adams

Scott, Brian and I left from Seattle on July 4th to attempt the Adams Glacier route on Mount Adams. As we approached the trailhead we found the road blocked by snow about one half mile from the trailhead. So we packed up and got ready for our 5 hour hike in to a great camp spot at 7,800 feet just below the glacier. 


June 6, 2012

Mother-Daughter Rock Training - Rain or Shine!

Despite the Weather forecast Karen and Keira Howe, a mother and daughter team from the eastside, picked me up at my house and we all drove over Stevens Pass to Leavenworth. Keira, a senior in high school, has been working most of the year on the mental aspects of climbing as her senior project (What a cool senior project!!!). 


June 4, 2012

Sunny Silverstar for Intro to Mountaineering

At the crack of dawn Ted Turner and Doug Ismail woke up in Tacoma to make the short drive to Seattle's premier mountain shop, Second Ascent, to meet me for a gear check before their Introduction to Mountaineering course. [+] READ MORE

March 27, 2012

Wrapping Up Winter In Ecuador - On To Bolivia Climbing Season!

With the conclusion of our last winter Ecuador Glacier Mountaineering School, we are already looking forward to the next adventures in Bolivia and the fast arriving summer season!