Colfax Peak and the Heart of Darkness

I'm breaking with chronological order for once - publishing these reports from winter climbing in the Cascades while I still finish writing up a┬ájuggernaut of a blog post about my Patagonia season. Colfax Peak Upon getting home from Patagonia on March 1st, I spent a few days jetlagged in Seattle, dealing with the various life … Continue reading Colfax Peak and the Heart of Darkness

Early Winter Spire, Slesse, and Upcoming Slideshows

During the second half of the summer I managed to spend pathetically little time up in the alpine, and pathetically little time climbing in general. This was largely because I spent a few weeks remodeling the SHWOP (small house without plumbing) in my dad's backyard that is my home. I did, however, manage to climb … Continue reading Early Winter Spire, Slesse, and Upcoming Slideshows

Tahoma Ski Descent and North Rib of Slesse

After Alaska I had to nurse my frostbitten toes for a couple weeks before climbing on them. Since then I have been mostly just rock climbing, at Index, Squamish and Skaha, but have made it up into the alpine a couple times - for a ski descent of Tahoma's (aka Mt. Rainier) Edmunds Headwall, and … Continue reading Tahoma Ski Descent and North Rib of Slesse