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AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course with Pro Guiding

Where life used to revolve solely around climbing, if you’ve been around awhile you know that I’ve diversified.  Saturday marked the start of my fourth season of trying to learn how to ski — a task I wouldn’t highly recommend taking on in your

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Red Rock Rendezvous 2010: or, in other words, WHY did I come home?

Imagine beautiful weather, abundant climbing partners, miles and miles of beautiful rock to climb, oodles of trails to run and mountain bike, fantastic food, and generous amounts of New Belgium beer. That pretty much sums up a Red Rock Rendezvous 2010. But, just in case that isn’t enough,

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A climbergirl on skis

For those of you who know how I’ve always felt about skiing — terrified of the sport, and pretty sure that if I ever strapped skis to my feet I’d wind up perilously injured — this might come as a surprise. For those of you who

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Dry tooling, new job, and where are you eating turkey or Tofurky on Thursday?

So, my Nepal post plans have fizzled for the moment… re-entry continued to be a challenge, and I decided to try to immerse myself in the present for a bit to see if that helped give me perspective on the trip, and whether it might help with the adjustment

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Kathmandu to Namche, Nepal

I’ve said this before, but this is really the end of my real connectivity… from here on out I’ll be helping with the official corporate communication at: ClimbWithUs on Twitter, JC_Climbs on Twitter, andThe official Expedition Hanesbrands website. And then, I’ll do

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The Dynamic Mountain Environment, Always Changing

If you just want the pictures, here’s the photo album for last weekend’s Mountaineering Training course. Otherwise, read on for the full story. I got back to “civilization” Monday night after my four day basic mountaineering course through Canada West Mountain School. My teacher

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This weekend's two-fer: Marmot Pass Hike and Exit 32 sport climbing

That’s a view of the Olympics from the false summit below Buckhorn, and just up from Marmot Pass. Breathe deep, and you can almost imagine the crisp, clean air way up there. This was a fun, busy training weekend. I’m getting ready for my four day

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Liberty Bell Beckey Route Trip Report, Washington Pass, July 4th, 2009

For the second year in a row, my fourth of July was spent miles and miles from the nearest fireworks in an alpine wonderland. This year brought my first real trip to the North Cascades for climbing. The North Cascades is an alpine playground… more peaks than you can

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Memorial Weekend bouldering, Leavenworth, WA

The holiday weekend took me to Leavenworth, WA for a mostly-bouldering adventure. Proving, yet again, that there is PLENTY of moderate bouldering in Leavenworth, we hit up the Beach and Swiftwater areas at Tumwater Canyon, and had a kinda short session at the Fridge Boulder in Icicle Canyon, along with

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Index Lower Town Wall trip report, part 2, plus mental training and shoulder health

To be honest, I have to admit… I’m feeling a little bit adrenaline-d out. First, on Saturday I had the brilliant idea to go mountain biking solo. Some of you have already heard how that turned out. For those who didn’t, here’s the