Mountain Marathon – Part 1: Mount Hood

The Mountain Marathon, a scheme Kyle and I had conceived of while we were on the PCT, walking past ultra prominent giants in Northern California and Oregon. We were in great shape and itching to climb mountains, so what better to day dream about than long slogs up snowy slopes. The original concept was to […]

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The Methow

The weekend our climbing team summited Mount Baker for their grad climb we were rafting the Methow. With such a big team not all of the instructors could make the climb, so Kyle, Ian and I had bowed out before we could get kicked off. We had other options, other places to be. I had […]

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Crevasse Rescue

I distinctly remember the last time we did crevasse rescue for Boealps. It was 2015, I was a student and I was totally terrified out of my mind. I couldn’t imagine why in the world we would choose to go hang out on a glacier, surrounded by bottomless slits in the icy skin of the […]

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The Green

Rafting the Green River was our Saturday activity in a fun filled weekend. After rafting we planned to repeat the weekend before and drive to Ashford to hang out for a night before crevasse rescue practice the next day. Saturday dawned cloudy and overcast with the river raging. It would be a quick ride down […]

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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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The Sauk River

Kyle and I had been eagerly awaiting our first real BEWET outing which was supposed to take place on the Snoqualmie River this last Saturday. The emails we were receiving from the trip lead cautioned us not to get our hopes up though. The Snoqualmie is apparently only run at very specific water levels. Levels […]

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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 Pool Sesh

Step two of our raft guide training: the pool session. Before we could get out on a river again we needed to do a bit of a deep dive into flipping the rafts and using a throw bag, two essentials to river rafting safely. Usually you get some practice with this the first weekend in […]

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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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