Nov 28

We just received word from the National Park Service that we have been awarded a permit to offer a six day mountaineering school and summit climb on Mt. Rainier in 2012!  There is a great deal of competition for these permits so we are very pleased to have been selected for the third year in a row! Our trip will take place July 15-20 and we’ll provide instruction in basic mountaineering skills while making an ascent of the Disappointment Cleaver route.  Our group will be limited to just 4 clients in order to provide in-depth instruction and to maximize our chance of success on the summit attempt.  You can learn more on our website or feel free to call us at 970-318-1011 for more information.


A beautiful sunrise greets climbers during an ascent of Mt. Rainier.


Nov 21

Here is a video from our friends at Backcountry Access (BCA) that describes how to perform a beacon search.  In the video, Andy from BCA describes the three phases of the search: signal search, coarse search, and fine search.  If you have never practiced this skill the video will give you a good idea of the basics.  If you already know how to perform a beacon search the video will give you a nice refresher before the season.  Have fun and be safe out there!

Nov 9

Chad and I (Matt) had our first day of the ski season yesterday (11/8). We skied great boot-top powder on North facing terrain in Commodore Basin.  There was 4″ of fluffy new snow capping a substantial 3 foot deep snowpack.  The skiing was very smooth and predictable, and lots of fun!  In fact, it was pretty outstanding for November 8th!  Following are some photos from our day:

Chad riding boot-top powder in upper Commodore Basin on November 8th.

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