After running into a traffic jam on Three Fingered Jack a few weeks ago, we decided to return to finish the last 200 or so feet of the climb. We ran into a large group of climbers on the way up but after waiting near the base of the summit block we eventually got to make our way up. The Crawl was a fun traverse with a lot of exposure. Luckily the rock felt pretty solid under my feet and most of the loose stuff has been kicked off already. The final chimney was a lot of fun and was easy climbing on somewhat solid rock.Read More →
After turning back at 9,100 feet on Mount Baker due to a thin snow bridge, we decided we needed to drive somewhere else to get a summit in. We ended up driving all the way back to Oregon to climb Mount Bachelor and Broken Top. The weather was great but the rock on Broken Top was loose and crumbly. I’d probably consider this one a one and done…Read More →
For the second time this year, my girlfriend and I along with one of my good friends tried to climb Mount Baker. This time we attempted via the Easton Glacier route. Unlike last time, the weather cooperated but unfortunately it was a bit late in the season. After navigating around tons of crevasses in the dark, we ended up turning back at 9,123 feet due to a sketchy snow bridge.Read More →
I recently spent two and a half weeks working as a glacier field assistant for the North Cascade Glacier Climate Project. Over the course of the field season, we backpacked around various glaciers in remote areas of the North Cascades. Overall, we logged over 100 miles and 30,000+ feet of elevation gain. It was an amazing opportunity and I learned a lot about field methods, snow, and glaciers.Read More →
Great view from the summit of Mount Daniel. We took a bunch of measurements of the Daniel Glacier on our way up then came down the Lynch Glacier to finish taking glacier measurements.Read More →
Had some great weather this weekend while climbing Mount Washington via the North Ridge. The climb started out with an easy hike on the PCT then turned into a scramble up to the top of the ridge. From there, we roped up for a low 5th class pitch and then did some class 4 scrambling. There was one final pitch of low 5th near the summit. Views were great and we could see the smoke from the fire near Mount Jefferson. Very long day!Read More →
The weather did not cooperate this weekend on Mount Baker. We hiked up to camp around 6,500 feet and it rained all night long. The conditions did not look great for trying to summit so we decided to hike out early in the morning.
The weather looked much better to the south so we decided to go to Mount Rainier National Park to climb The Castle and Pinnacle Peak. Both climbs were a ton of fun and offered some great views of the Cascade Volcanoes.Read More →