Stories of recent adventures


Posted:10/15/2017 - 12:10

Let me just begin by coming clean, I own a lot of jackets. I mean more jackets than any one person should really ever need to own. Yet, when I was given the chance recently to test one of the new Patagonia Micro Puff jackets, I eagerly agreed.

 

Posted:10/10/2017 - 15:07

Ski season is knocking on the door. One thing you can do before the snow flies is get your avalanche beacon ready for service. Change the batteries, update the firmware and practice, practice, practice. Here's a great AMGA/OR video on how to do the morning beacon check before heading out into the backcountry.

AMGA Video - Avalance Beacon Check

Posted:10/10/2017 - 15:00

NCMG had the fortunate experience of having Lily Krass join and write about the Ortler Tour back in 2016. Check out her article and if you are interested in experiencing the "Cappucino Tour" first hand we have a few spots left for 2018. 

Posted:08/04/2017 - 09:18

Route:  Any route on Shuksan that tops out via the summit pyramid

Last Climbed: Last August

Short description of route: Shuksan is a beautiful summit with a "center of the universe" sort of view, with the jagged sea of the North Cascades unfurling in all directions. It also provides a unique perspective on the range, in that it is a more northern peak, with a view of the often-hidden northern glaciers of many surrounding mountains.  

Posted by Jeff Ward
Posted:07/30/2017 - 12:51

Fingers

by Keith Rumburg

*Heads up, I’m not a doctor. The following information should be used as a guideline for preventing climbing-related injuries. For more in-depth knowledge, you should consult a professional.

Posted:07/27/2017 - 09:51

Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody

by Matt Walker

sunshade

I fear the sun. Really fear it. Too many sunburns as a kid. Too many sun burns in my 20s. Too many sun burns. 

I’ve tried all sorts of shenanigans in the mountains to hide from the sun (I’ve even used a parasol while teaching crevasse rescue skills…it doesn’t work very well FYI). 

Posted by Jeff Ward
Posted:07/22/2017 - 09:59

Route name: NE Ridge of Black Peak

When you climbed it last: Last Summer

Short description of route: Beautiful hike through alpine terrain to Wing lake and bivy sites.  From there, snowfields increase in steepness to the notch at base of ridge.  Long, exposed and moderate climbing (usually done in mountain boots or tennies) up to one of the tallest summits around.  After a few hundred feet, the descent turns into a walk off.  

Posted:06/30/2017 - 22:55

 

Petzl Dual Connect

by Keith Rumburgpetzl dc

(Disclaimer: daisy chains should not be used in personal anchor systems)

Posted by Jeff Ward
Posted:06/27/2017 - 16:14

Route: West Ridge of Forbidden

 

Last Climbed: Usually I guide it a few times per year

 

Posted:06/21/2017 - 12:22

 

Route name: North Ridge of Forbidden Peak

 

When you climbed it last: Summer 2016

 

Stories of recent adventures