Tag: Mountaineering School
The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]
Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips […]
The 8/27 6-day mountaineering course has wrapped up an excellent week of training and climbing on Mount Baker in Washington’s North Cascades. After a day of rock climbing and skills practice at Mt. Erie on Anacortes Island our team moved to the stunning Cragview camp. Within a day’s walk of our camp everyone was able […]
AAI Lead Guide Matt Wiech just checked in from the South Side of Baker. The team just got back from a successful glacier walk. The students are really picking up the fine art of roped travel. They have a nice crack scouted out for tomorrow’s crevasse rescue day!
Our 9-day course had a wonderful 6 days on Baker learning the ropes (pun intended) of glacial travel. They culminated the first half of the course with a summit of mighty Mount Baker (8/8 climbers to the top) and now are headed back to Seattle to regroup, sleep in real beds, and head to […]
Taking advantage of a tremendous weather window and a psyched crew of climbers, we decided to get things started early and began climbing at 8:20am this morning from Camp Muir. The route was long, but we were up to it, standing atop Columbia Crest at 3:05pm today. Everyone is now in bed at Ingraham Flats, […]
AAI Lead Guide Patrick Chu just checked in from Hogsback Camp on Mount Baker after a successful summit bid. They left camp at 6:30AM, were on the summit around 12:30PM, and were back in camp at 4:00PM. Everyone is doing great! The team also ran into another Alpine Ascents group on the summit. AAI Guide […]
Change of venue: we switched to Mount Rainier today. Weather was great ascending the Muir Snowfield and the team was strong – arriving at Camp Muir in an astounding four hours, fifty minutes. Strong work! Tomorrow we’ll move to high camp at Ingraham Flats and see what the Mountain gives us from there. Cheers! Photo: […]
AAI Lead Guide Victor McNeil just checked in from the summit of Sahale Peak 8,681′ in the iconic Boston Basin deep in the heart of the North Cascades. As you can see below, it was a stunner of a day. After some much needed rain this weekend, the smoke that has been plaguing the PNW […]
AAI Lead Guide Patrick Chu just checked in from Hogsback Camp on the North Side of Mount Baker. The team is doing well! While they intended to go ice climbing today, the team was thwarted by a raging glacial river. Instead, the team is working on snow anchors, belaying, and rappelling.