Category Archives: Mountaineering

Vertical backpacking. Within you’ll find trip reports, planning tools and links, and some rants from our resident mountaineers.

South Sister Climb – August 7, 2010

My brothers and I have been discussing a family climb of South Sister for about a year. In late July, we finally agreed on a weekend and made formal plans to ascend the 3rd highest peak in Oregon! Fortunately for us, … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens Climb – August 30, 2009

I must admit that my attitude related to climbing the Oregon/Washington peaks has been somewhat ambivalent as chronicled in this blog. As noted in my post from the Adams Climb, I’ve moved slightly up the continuum towards excitement regarding these adventures! … Continue reading

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Mount Adams South Climb – June 19-20, 2009

Franken, our resident mountaineer, has had his sights fixed on the summit of a glaciated peak for many, many months. He spent the first four months or so of the year in a brutal Mazama training regimen to prepare him … Continue reading

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Now I know how Ed Viesturs Felt the first time on Everest

Franken’s summary of a rewarding but failed summit of Mount Hood, May 2009 Continue reading

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Glacier Peak Loop

A Little Something For the Effort The sp*mming continues! Seeing as Ploss is still jonesing for a truly bone crushing death march, I offer the following Olympic alternative: the Glacier Peak Loop. This 98-mile odyssey through Washington’s North Cascades Glacier Peak Wilderness … Continue reading

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