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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.


August 15, 2014

North Ridge of Baker

The weekend of  July 20th Yoshiko and I guided the North Ridge of Mount Baker.  Going into the trip, as we often see in the Cascades, an inch of rain was forecasted for the first day of the trip.  When I see rainfall amounts like that I generally try to find an umbrella or a backup plan.  Fortunately a backup plan presented itself, and my catlike aversion to wetness was fulfilled.  We spent the first day of our trip at Mount Erie reviewing some rock climbing techniques, as well as belaying, rappelling, and multi-pitch transitions.  


August 8, 2012

Mount Baker North Ridge

I had the great opportunity to guide the North Ridge of Mount Baker which is a great climb in the North Cascades. What made the trip even more special was I got to take a gentleman by the name of Ryan out on the climb, which was his first ever experience in the mountains! [+] READ MORE

June 28, 2012

Old Friends, New Adventures on the North Ridge of Mount Baker

MM Guide Ian Nicholson joined two of his return clients, Joel S. and Mark M. on a North Ridge of Mount Baker climb. Having climbed together many times, they have come up with the perfect routine for a great climb. With Joel's camera attached at Ian's hip, the three come home with great photos and great stories. Read Ian's account of their adventure. 


September 26, 2011

Mt. Stuart: One of "50 Classic Climbs of N. America"

"One of "The 50 Classic Climbs of North America", the North Ridge of Mount Stuart, is a mega-classic 20-pitch rock route jutting out of the Stuart Glacier on the eastern slopes of the Cascades. Dan Whitmore had been dreaming about climbing the North Ridge of Mt. Stuart since he started climbing, and now we were hoping to make that dream a reality.