Freedom of the Hills

Since I last wrote about our Boealps class we have had two more outings.  At the end of March we spent Saturday at Baker learning how to make snow anchors, a number of different belaying techniques and how to self arrest.  Last weekend we climbed Guye Peak in Snoqualmie pass with our team, made much […]

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Accidental Lifeproof Case Commercial

This last Saturday was Kyle and mine’s second Boealps outing.  Our first outing was to St. Edwards State Park to practice belay, rappel, clipping into a fixed line, knots, navigation, and lastly, coiling ropes.  Chances are, to many of you, that is just a bunch of jargon and while it is becoming more of a […]

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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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5:00 AM

The alarm goes off at five and Kyle and I both leap out of bed.  But we don’t start throwing on layers and stuffing essentials into our backpacks.  Instead, I grab the laptop and Kyle plops down in front of his desktop and we start filling out an online application for a mountaineering course through […]

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