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Pic from our Puja ceremony

Attached is a picture for our Puja ceremony today below Ama Dablam. Over the next couple days will try to post a few more pictures. Enjoy
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2018 Sacred Valley Peru Trek – To the Mountains

Hello all, Today we left Cusco behind and traveled into the mountains to a small village called Chinchero. We visited a beautiful textile center, where local women take raw alpaca wool and spin it into works of art. Chincero is … Continue reading

9/25 3-Day Muir Summits!

The team summits Rainier in sunny weather. We had a great climb up to Columbia Crest yesterday, although the winds were quite high on the summit, the weather was warm making it a memorable experience for all.

Mont Blanc #5 summits!

Congratulations to Joe Stock and team for there recent ascent on Mont Blanc. They reached the summit yesterday morning and are working there way back to town. We will have more pictures and updates shortly. Nice job! Jonathon Jonathon Spitzer … Continue reading

8/24 9-Day complete!

Here’s a photo of almost the entire 8/24 9-Day course standing on the summit of Mt Rainier this morning as we wrapped up a successful climb! Thanks for following our cybercast! Paul Koubek

inReach message from Paul Koubek

Weather looks good for tonight’s summit bid, and we are resting and getting ready. The team is well. Paul Koubek View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=14f78424-330d-4bab-89c3-18fc8afd4506&adr=joxo740yojo%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat 46.845231 Lon -121.734395 Do not reply directly to this message. This message was sent to you using […]

8/24 9-Day moves to Camp Muir

The 8/24 9-Day course left Seattle, drove to Paradise and hiked up to Camp Muir today. All was executed in excellent style and it took the group 4.75 hours to hike the 4,300’ from Paradise to Muir – a good time, not too slow. Bodes well for our summit bid… Stay tuned and keep following […]

Team summits Gran Paradiso

Hello, Our Mont Blanc Team #5 summited the Gran Paradiso is beautiful alpine conditions. They are back at the Chabod hut and enjoying some hot food and relaxing. The team will be traveling back to Chamonix tomorrow and preparing for … Continue reading

8/24 9-Day Course: Transition Day

The 8/24 9-Day Course is taking today to transition from Mt Baker to Mt Rainier. I’ll take advantage of better cellular connectivity to post a couple of photos of the team: one of the entire crew on the summit of My Baker (success!) and the other of the team descending safely from the summit… Paul […]


  • 3-Day Rainier Climb: Lunchtime

    So you’ve signed up for our 3-day climb of Mount Rainier, but are wondering what to pack for lunch each day. While we provide delicious, masterfully prepared, real-ingredient meals for breakfast and dinner, you’re right to take extra time to consider your snacks (known as “lunch” in the frontcountry!). Calories are fuel, and are almost […]

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    Camp Chef: Pesto Couscous

    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 & […]

  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

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