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

Class in the Cascades: Introduction to Mountaineering

Have you ever looked at a mountain and wondered, “How do I get up there?”

Over the weekend, Jacob Oram and I co-taught an Introduction to Mountaineering course that included a summit of Ruth Mountain in the North Cascades near Mount Baker. Our students came away from the two-day course with some of the foundational skills and a better idea for what it’s like to get out there and up there.


August 13, 2015

Learning the Ropes on Ruth Mountain

After our morning gear check in Seattle Mike, Pete and Mountain Madness guide Niels Meyer headed to Ruth Mountain for our Intro to Mountaineering course. Mike and Pete are Seattle locals interested in alpine climbing and mountaineering and they wanted to learn foundational skills before heading into the alpine on their own.