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Sharkfin Tower

Located in the spectacular Boston Basin in the North Cascades National Park, Sharkfin Tower (8,120') isn't the biggest, baddest peak in the neighborhood, but it is a fun mountain to climb with plenty of challenges, great positions and awesome views. Here Read more [...]

Good times on Goode

  Over the years, brothers Matt and Tom Desmond have climbed many classic Cascade peaks. Recently, due to work and raising families, the two somehow skipped a few seasons. This past June, they came "out of retirement" and, along with NCMG owner Read more [...]

Haute Route 2015

Every year since 2003 NCMG has guided ski trips to the European Alps. We love skiing the huge, glaciated mountains, traveling from hut to hut and country to country, with just a small daypack.   The prime ski mountaineering season in the Alps also Read more [...]

Rainier 2014

The NCMG trip to Rainier this year was super cool.  We had a small, strong team, great weather and climbed one of the more striking lines on the mountain - The Fuhrer Finger. The Fuhrer Finger is one of the most direct lines up the mountain.  It Read more [...]