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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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June 6, 2017

A Window into the Alpine Climbing Course

What a whirlwind these last eight days have been! From clear skies and perfect sunsets to high winds and post holing through snow, Jennifer, Alex and Guide Niels Meyer saw it all during their Alpine Climbing Course. It even rained for a brief spell, just to remind them they were in the Cascades. Progressing from rock climbing to alpine rock climbing, and then to glaciated travel on one of the North Cascades' most beautiful peaks, the Alpine Climbing Course provides an introduction to many forms of mountain travel.

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August 15, 2014

Glorious Cascade Summer Welcomes Climbers to Mount Triumph

It's early August in the Cascades and high barometric pressure has been providing an excellent weather window for rock routes on the higher peaks. Nate, Sara and I had a great trip on Mount Triumph, a Cascade classic in a remote setting with amazing views of the Pickets to the north and the North Cascades to the south. [+] READ MORE

June 3, 2014

The Ruth Gorge Did Not Disappoint

Many times when climbers think of Alaska, attention goes to the prized Mt. McKinley (aka Denali), which stands as the highest point in North America. When I talk about the Ruth Gorge, the exchange goes as follows: 

Non-Climber: “How was Alaska?”

Me: “Great, we climbed in the Ruth Gorge.”

Non-Climber: “Is that near Denali?”

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September 20, 2013

Alpine At Its Best

For those who love mountains, a trip to the Alps once in the lifetime is a must. No matter what type of climber you are, you will always find a way to enjoy the range. Almost every peak is fully charged with history and every climb represents more that the summit itself, not to mention that the experience is even better when we add the delicious food and great facilities that represents climbing in Europe. 

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