Tag: Mountaineering School

8/24 9-Day Course Summits All Climbers!

The 8/24 9-Day Course summited the entire group today on Mt Baker in an 11 hour round trip. The entire group is back in camp, View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=5ea7c54f-9706-46b2-aca8-f713cee8bfdc&adr=joxo740yojo%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat 48.744632 Lon -121.841619 Do not reply directly to this message. This message […]

8/24 9-Day Starts with Ropes

The 8/24 9-Day course spent the day in the clouds and rain “learning the ropes” – knots, hitches and bends were practiced. View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=35a0ba98-2131-4f41-92f7-a66b60467b40&adr=joxo740yojo%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat 48.7446 Lon -121.841598 Do not reply directly to this message. This message was sent to […]

8/18 13-Day Course

Hi Folks, This is Victor and Devin checking in with the 13 Day Course. We started on the 18th with some rope work, knots, rappelling and climbing at Mt Erie. Mt Erie provides great views of the Pudget Sound and islands. Yesterday we hiked to our base camp on Mt Shuksan at 6,200’ at the […]

August 5 6-Day Summit Success!

What a day. It began at sunrise as we left camp at 6am hoping to beat the heat. The team was strong and motivated and made good time up the Easton Glacier. At 9,000 feet things got interesting – exposed ice and gaping cracks to be jumped. But the haughty crew rose to the occasion […]

August 5 6-Day Course: Day Four

Another beautiful day packed full of skills. Highlights were an extended walk on the lower Easton Glacier, jumping over crevasses and punching crampons into glacial ice. We even practiced some Leave No Trace: We finished off the skills portion of the course this afternoon with a run through crevasse rescue techniques. Now we’re preparing for […]

August 5 6-Day Course: Day Two

Just wrapped up a busy day of training and skills on the south side of Mount Baker. Weather is superb and the stoke is high. We’re having a good time. Everyone got a healthy dose of snow walking and self arrest practice. We also practiced knots and learned some glaciology. Looking for another day packed […]

July 25th 10-Day Course Route Troubles

Hi folks our team is currently at 9,200’ on Mt Rainier. Due to poor route conditions we weren’t able to make a summit attempt today. As an alternative we descended from our high camp at 10,800’ this morning to an a rock outcropping known as The Castle. We reviewed rappelling, lowering, advanced belaying techniques and […]

July 29th 6-Day Course Summits Baker!

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July 29th 6-Day Course Enjoys Perfect Weather

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7/29 6 Day Course Ice Climbing

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  • Is My Training Working?

    Is my training working? Whether explicitly spoken or implied, this is the question many climbers ask of themselves, their friends, and perhaps their guides. At Alpine Ascents, we hear this question weekly. While the best answer to this question requires a comprehensive understanding of you and your objective, there are simpler ways to get a […]

  • Not on the Gear List, But in our Backpacks

    Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]

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    Wash Down Gear When It Gets Dirty

    Cleaning Down Gear: What’s The Real Deal? Today’s down can be chemically treated so it is hydrophobic, and is available in super-powered 900 or 1000+ fill-power. These fancy, lightweight, and expensive items naturally give us pause at the laundry room door. We automatically know not to treat our down gear like a cotton t-shirt. So what’s […]

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