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Eldorado Peak Summit Video

Here’s the video I recorded on the summit of Eldorado Peak. Our knowledgeable climb leaders are pointing out many of the peaks that were visible: Mount Baker, Shuksan, Glacier Peak, Rainier, Forbidden Peak, and many, many more.

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More Eldorado Peak Pictures

Here are a few more pictures from our Eldorado Peak climb. These were taken by fellow climber Phil.

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Eldorado Peak Graduation Climb

The last climb I needed to graduate from the Mountaineers Basic Alpine Climbing Course was a glacier climb, and after many cancellations due to bad weather, I finally got the chance this past weekend. We headed up Torment Creek, then … Continue reading

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Climbed South Early Winters Spire

Yesterday, Jenny and I climbed South Early Winters Spire with the Mountaineers. For Jenny, it was her graduation climb: She has officially finished all the requirements for the Basic Alpine Climbing course. I still need a successful glacier climb (but … Continue reading

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More Pictures from Cathedral Rock

Our awesome climb leader Brett sent out a few more pictures from Sunday’s Cathedral Rock climb. I think we (the climbers and the mountains) look great! And finally, I’ve also uploaded two videos to YouTube: one on the summit, one … Continue reading

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On the Summit of Cathedral Rock

On Sunday, June 26, three other Mountaineers and I climbed Cathedral Rock. It was a perfect day: almost no clouds, a slight breeze that kept the bugs away, a few spots with cooling snow, and dry rock to climb on. … Continue reading

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So Close to Pinnacle Peak

On June 18, I joined a group of Olympia and Tacoma Mountaineers on a climb to Pinnacle Peak and The Castle. Unfortunately, it had rained quite a bit the day before and it was still drizzling when we got there. … Continue reading

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Unicorn Peak Climb

On June 1, Jenny and I summited Unicorn Peak in the Tatoosh range, just south of Mount Rainier. I had been particularly excited about this climb, because the Bench Lake/Snow Lake hike had been my first hike in Washington state, … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens via Winter Route

On May 29, Jenny and I climbed Mount St. Helens. This was the second time for me, after summiting in September 2013 via the Monitor Ridge route. This time, we took the winter route, which is a few miles longer … Continue reading

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Mountaineers Field Trip to Whistler Mountain

In mid-April, my Mountaineers SIG went on a snow overnight field trip to Rainy Pass on the North Cascades highway. We summited Whistler Mountain, learned more about snow travel, built snow anchors and practiced crevasse rescue. On the second day, … Continue reading

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A Few More Photos from The Tooth Climb

Here are a few more pictures from our The Tooth climb taken by Brett, one of our fearless leaders.

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First Multi-Pitch Alpine Rock Climb

Yesterday, my Mountaineers SIG (small instructional group) climbed to the summit of The Tooth, a granite peak near Alpental, just south of Source Lake. This was my first multi-pitch alpine rock climb. The approach was harder than I thought, but … Continue reading

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Rock Climbing in Vantage

With the Mountaineers, I went on my first rock climbing trip. We climbed some of the crag columns in Vantage. Along with several others, I climbed Shake It Don’t Break It (5.5), Feather in My Cap (5.6), and Ruffled Feathers … Continue reading

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Mountaineers Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Jenny and I joined the Mountaineers Basic Alpine Climbing Course this year. It’s really a rush and a lot of fun to learn so many new things: knots, belaying, climbing, rappelling, crevasse rescue. Here’s a picture of my SIG (small … Continue reading

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Mt. Si Conditioning Hikes

I’ve been conditioning at Mt. Si this winter and made the hike several times. December 29, 2015: 2 hours, 3 minutes January 9, 2016: 2 hours, 7 minutes with heavier pack March 6, 2016: 1 hour, 47 minutes with heavier … Continue reading

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Hiked to Camp Muir… Again

My wonderful girlfriend was out of town, and the weather looked decent, so what could I do? Go hiking again. I would have done the same with her here (and gone together with her), but just because she’s not here … Continue reading

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Camp Muir!

I hiked to Camp Muir at 10,000 feet on Mt. Rainier today! It was an amazing day. I arrived at the Paradise Visitor Center a little before 10 AM, and it took me 4.5 hours up and 3 hours down. … Continue reading

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Lake 22 Hike

On the first Sunday of April, we came back to the Mountain Loop Highway to get to Lake 22. It was only a few miles away from Mt. Pilchuck, but there was almost no snow. We were definitely overdressed. Granted, … Continue reading

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Mt. Pilchuck Hike

At the beginning of April, I had a hiking double-header on the Mountain Loop Highway. Saturday I went up Mt. Pilchuck. I was surprised how much snow there was: close to 2 ft! It was gorgeous and a good workout. … Continue reading

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