Category: Trips

Mt. Adams: Adams Glacier (Grade III, Steep Snow, AI2)

Mt. Adams: Adams Glacier (June 29 – July 1, 2014) Mt. Adams (12,276’) is known as “Washington’s Forgotten Mountain.” Less than 50 miles from the legendary Mt. Rainier, poor Adams is often lost in the shadow of its larger cousin. It doesn’t help that…

Chasing Ice: A Dress Rehearsal (Longs Peak / The Flying Dutchman)

MOUNTAIN: Longs Peak ROUTE: Flying Dutchman (Steep Snow, WI2) RT GAIN: ~4,100′ RT DISTANCE: ~11 miles RT TIME: 10 hours CLIMBERS: Keegan, Sam, Jeff Sam, Keegan and I had never climbed together as a team. Keegan had a little jaunt to Alaska to worry…

A Week Among the Clouds (Mt. Rainier / Liberty Ridge and Mt. Hood)

INTRODUCTION Liberty Ridge. The classic Grade III/IV snow-and-ice route on the insidious North Face of Mt. Rainier has earned innumerable superlatives; many consider it among the best climbs in the Pacific Northwest. An equal number of others, of course, dismiss it as overrated. Featured…