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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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August 3, 2015

Tons of Mileage on the North Ridge of Forbidden Peak

I just finished up guiding a great alpine route in the heart of the North Cascades, the North Ridge of Forbidden Peak.  I had the pleasure of meeting Paul and Stephen on the last day of July in Seattle, and we headed out in search of broken glaciers, huge rock ridges and, of course, the level of adventure for which remote, uncertain terrain is requisite.


July 25, 2014

Alan's Torment Forbidden Traverse Report

A couple years back I met Gordon and Thiago in a 6 day glacier mountaineering course on Mount Shuksan. They were both intrigued by climbing in technical terrain and picked it up quickly.  For this summer the lofty goal of climbing the Torment Forbidden was decided upon.  


August 27, 2013

Forbidden Peak Earns its Name

The name of Forbidden served correct on our recent climb up the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak. Although we had only 3 days from beginning to end we packed a whole lot of adventure into our trip. I first met up with Dennis and Adlai at the airport. We were seasoned climbing partners and had climbed several alpine missions together prior but we did not know what was in store for us this time around. [+] READ MORE

July 31, 2013

Perfect Weather on the Torment Traverse

Over the past three years Amy has racked up an impressive list of expedition climbs and treks, ranging from snowboarding from the summit of Elbrus, to Everest base camp treks with her kids. Recently like many mountaineers Amy decided to learn to rock climb in order to apply rock craft to the mountains. [+] READ MORE

July 18, 2013

Adventure on the Torment Forbidden Traverse

Last summer Chris came out to Washington in mid June with plans to climb the west ridge of Forbidden Peak.  However the weather was a bit unsettled on our Western Slopes, so to increase our chances of not being shut down by weather, we changed the plans, and climbed the West Ridge of Mount Stuart in the Enchantments. [+] READ MORE