AMGA Certified Rock Guide Matt Wade describes how to use the BARK acronym to check your harness and tie-in point before climbing.
We had a fantastic Mt. Rainier climb last week with every team member making it to the summit! We climbed the Disappointment Cleaver route from a high camp at Ingraham Flats. During our ascent we had excellent snow conditions, good weather, and our climbing teams implemented their newly learned climbing skills with precision and finesse. Following are a few photos from the trip.
The snow is almost entirely melted from the high country and the wildflowers are in full bloom. It is a beautiful time of year to climb a classic 14’er in Colorado! Guide Gary Ryan and client Lynn Bailey just returned home from an ascent of the Southeast Ridge of 14,015′ Wetterhorn Peak. This is a beginner level route with a bit of scrambling and it reaches an unforgettable high summit. Here are some photos from their trip: