Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mt. Adams – The Path of Pain

Mt. Adams summit photo

As I type this in the air-conditioned White Salmon, WA library, my body still aches from the Mt. Adams summit Tuesday, despite loading up on bottles of Vitamin I. Remember all those lessons I thought I learned on Mt. Hood? Well… The Skin of Death In the hopes of avoiding… Read On

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Mt. Hood to the Hogsback

View up the Hogsback to the Bergshrund on Mt. Hood  

We didn’t summit. For a lotta reasons. 1) It took us forever to get there, because of switching back & forth from crampons to skins to crampons. We arrived 1.5 hours behind schedule. 2) Conditions were so deteriorated we would have to climb left of the Pearly Gates, a 60-degree… Read On

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Clothing Review: Prana Halle and Avril pants

Being a lady climber is not all it’s “cracked” up to be. There are unique challenges off the rocks that present themselves. Trying to find other female climbing partners is not easy. Not every gal climber has the hutzpah to climb without a dude. Then there’s the dude climbers who… Read On

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Hood & Baker: It’s happening…

After several months and iterations of climbing partners, I’m about to embark on climbing Mt. Hood and Mt. Baker. I’ll be leaving Colorado on June 9th, returning sometime after June 21st. I’m psyched. Mt. Hood I still have a lot of research to do on this peak. I’ll be skiing… Read On

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Gear Review: Scarpa T2 Eco Women’s Telemark boots

Scarpa T2 Eco Women's Telemark Boots

I’ve been wearing Scarpa T2 boots ever since I switched to telemark skiing in 2003. They are my go-to brand of choice for ski boots, approach shoes, trail running shoes, etc. because they tend to run narrow. My foot is thin with low arches, and all bones, no meat. Other… Read On

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Gear Review: 22 Designs Axl Telemark Bindings

22Designs Axl Telemark Bindings on the K2 Gotback Ski

I’m so impressed with the Axl bindings from 22Designs, I don’t know where to start. The design is simple, yet completely functional. It just goes to show not every new gizmo on a ski needs to be complicated. The toe piece that we’ve all come to know and love on… Read On

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