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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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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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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BoeAlps Photography Contest Winners!

So I don’t thank Kyle nearly enough for what a wonderful photographer he is but this last week we won a couple of prizes for some of his beautiful photographs from BoeAlps at their annual BoeAlps Photography Competition.  He really is an amazing photographer.  Here are the winners:

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When Your Edge Grows

When was the last time you cried tears of joy?  For me, before this last weekend, the answer was once, when I summited Katahdin and completed my thruhike of the Appalachian Trail.  If I am honest with myself those weren’t even tears of pure joy, there was something sad about them, something devastating… but more […]

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The Belly of the Beast

As I was being lowered, belly flop style, into a crevasse yesterday I couldn’t help but mutter, “Well this is the strangest decision I have ever made.”  In retrospect, strange might not be the perfect word to describe it. Yesterday our team and three other teams (there were a lot of people up on the […]

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Boealps 2015

Last Wednesday Kyle and I had our first classroom session for our Boealps course, which is our mountaineering course we will be wrapped up in until June.  We were allowed to attend the first class only after we passed our fitness test, a hike up Mt. Si on an incredibly wet and rainy Saturday morning. […]

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