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Bhutan Trek 2019 – Punaka and Thimphu

Hello Everyone, We have had a great time the last couple of days here in Bhutan! Once we left the trail we drove into Punaka for a tour of the huge Fortress surrounded by the Male and Female Rivers. After … Continue reading

Bhutan Trek 2019 – Laya and then Gasa

Hello Everyone, We’ve had two excellent days to finish off our trek! Yesterday we had our easiest hike into Laya lasting just over four hours and in time for lunch once we arrived. We ditched the tents and slept in … Continue reading

Bhutan Trek 2019 off to a great start

Hello Everyone, Our 2019 Laya Gasa Trek in the Bhutan kingdom is underway. All 3 members arrived yesterday throughout the morning. When you land in Bhutan, it’s hard not to feel the instant calmness that inhabits this country. After getting … Continue reading

Peaks of Peru 2019 – Signal Drops but All is Well!

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July 25 8-Day Course Summit Success!

Yesterday at 12:30pm we stood on top of Columbia Crest! A great week of challenges and skill building culminated in a strong summit bid. We’re now celebrating over libations in Enumclaw.

Cheers,
Devin

Team “Los Incognitos” rides out the rain

Team Los Incognitos spent the day in the HohSaas Hut riding out the rain and wind as a weather event moved through. It’s a very nice hut, so even though we would have preferred climbable weather we can complain, the … Continue reading

Team “Los Incognitos” climbs the Riffelhorn

Making the most out of a rainy day, team “Los Incognitos” climbed the Riffelhorn today. The Riffelhorn sits at 2930m above Zermatt, Switzerland and is accessed off of Rotenboden stop of the Gornergrat cog railway. We started the day with … Continue reading

Team “Los Incognitos” climbs the Riffelhorn

Making the most out of a rainy day, team “Los Incognitos” climbed the Riffelhorn today. The Riffelhorn sits at 2930m above Zermatt, Switzerland and is accessed off of Rotenboden stop of the Gornergrat cog railway. We started the day with … Continue reading

Team “Los Incognitos” back in Chamonix

After two excellent nights in the Torino hut, team “Los Incognitos” return to Chamonix via Italy and the Ming Blanc tunnel. We spent the day climbing on the classic multi-pitch route “Hotel California” on the Brevent side of the Chamonix … Continue reading

7/25/19 Rainier Climb-Disappointment Cleaver

Hey Folks! Our team made it up to Camp Muir yesterday with beautiful weather. We left Paradise at 10:30am and arrived here at 4:45pm. We got our guests settled into the hut where they slept last night, and then we all enjoyed a decadent burrito meal. We started our day today at 8am with a […]

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    by Brooke Warren  While we learn to understand the physical demands of each climb, it is important address the mental aspects as well.  Here are some things you can do to quell any fear or trepidation you may have about embarking towards a summit. Six Ways to Manage your Anxiety (when climbing a mountain): Train […]

  • WHAT’S WEIGHING YOU DOWN? – TIPS TO KEEP YOUR SKI/SPLITBOARD PACK LIGHT

    by Jonathon Spitzer  Backcountry skiing and splitboarding encompasses a broad spectrum of ski endeavors, from off-piste riding out of a resort to ski day touring to overnight ski expeditions. I adjust my kit based on the type of skiing I’m doing, the same way you would when doing a day of top rope climbing versus […]

  • To Buy An Avi Airbag Or Not?

    by Jonathon Spitzer January is finally here—also known as Pow-uary!  It’s been snowing for the past week on and off, making the skiing and riding amazing. Today is the best day of the season, and now you’re making the third turn down your favorite backcountry ski run. As you reach out to plant your pole […]

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