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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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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Blast From The Past: That Time the Boys Attempted Glacier Peak

Kyle here.  Lindsey has been bugging me to write this for the past five months.  Since she does so much work for our blog, I feel the time has finally come for me to contribute beyond photography. After a spring and summer of 100% success on all of our climbs, Phil, Carl, and I were confident […]

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Mt Ellinor: Optoutside

We hardly need an excuse to #optoutside and we have already made hiking on Black Friday somewhat of a tradition in the Falkenburg household, however, I had to work on Friday so we decided to head outside on Wednesday instead.  We had friends visiting from Arizona and we wanted to see some of that snow […]

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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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