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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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May 21, 2013

First Single Pitch Instructor Course Completed!

I recently had the pleasure of working a custom AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course for the Northwest Outward Bound School.  The folks on the course work out the Mazama Washington base and run courses in the North Cascades.   For me it was a voyage into the early days of working in the outdoor industry, having been a river and mountain instructor in Oregon back the mid 90's when it was called Pacific Crest Outward Bound.  


May 20, 2013

Birthday Tour For A Birthday Gift

Ben Toronto had been given one day of ski guiding from his wife for his birthday. What a memorable way to spend a birthday, and how appropriate that this trip be called the Birthday Tour! In the middle of an epic corn cycle with another sunny day forecasted he decided to cash in on his gift.


May 16, 2013

Honeymoon on the Summit of Aconcagua

Guest bloggers Jason Ahlan and Caroline Le Jour share their incredible story of summing Aconcagua for their honeymoon! The 2012-2013 season was one of, if not the worst seasons on record on the mountain for bad weather, but this happy couple was lucky enough to find a good weather window and start off their marriage standing on the summit of a 22,841 foot peak! Congratulations to the both of them!


May 13, 2013

Memories We Take Home From Nepal

Clients have always told me upon returning from the Himalaya that their experience in Nepal was one of a kind. I recently discovered that I had only understood half of what they meant. [+] READ MORE

May 2, 2013

Blue Bird, Bees, And Turns On Mount Baker Ski Descent

At 7 am on April 24, 2013 Chris and I emerged from a steep ravine and I finally got a full view of our destination – the summit of Mount Baker. Chris pointed out the wisps of vapour that was coming from the crater of the active volcano that lies about 1000 feet below the summit. We had been skiing for about two and half hours, and Chris and I were starting to feel alive again after our 2:30 am departure from Sedro-Woolley on Hwy 20.