Storming the Castle

I woke up Sunday night in my own bed. I wondered if it had all beed a dream. Had I really been standing on top of a peak twelve hours earlier? Had I navigated a landscape of snow and ice? How is it possible to live such drastically different realities, all in one day. Hours […]

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Lichtenberg Mountain

The day after we had our pool session we drove to Stevens pass to climb Lichtenberg Mountain. I was sore. The pool session had made my lower back and abs achy and tired. I was glad for a leg day. Lichtenberg is a rarely climbed mountain, especially in the summer, although it is more popular […]

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The South Brother

The South Brother is the higher of the two Brothers, located in on the edge of the Olympic National Park. Even though Boealps typically sticks to climbing in the Cascades, we had decided to take on this beastly climb for our overnight. The climb itself is not overly techincal, but route finding is rumored to […]

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Kendall Peak

Kendall Peak was our first climb with our Boealps team. We had missed their trip to Stevens Pass to practice basic snow skills because we had been in Wenatchee rafting. Kendall peak is all about navigation. Pick a destination in the Commonwealth Basin, plot your route on a map, go out and get there. We […]

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Do I work for Boeing?

Do I work for Boeing? No, but sometimes it feels like I do… A couple of weeks ago Boealps started up for the season. Boealps, for those of you who weren’t with us back in 2015, is a mountaineering course we took through Boeing. It starts early spring and is comprised of weekly classroom sessions […]

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Team Snowshoe

February has been a crazy month. I started a new job, we’ve been putting in some time prepping for our wedding this summer, and the weather has been abysmal. It has been tough to get outside. With the start of Boealps assured weekly adventures are in our future, but future adventures don’t exactly satisfy current […]

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Waiting

Waking up to the sun on the tent was like waking up inside a womb. I was warm and peaceful and everything was glowing red. I lay in my sleeping bag for a long time, not wanting to leave but finally my curiosity got the better of me. For starters, what time was it? Would […]

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