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Trip Report: Climbing Mt. Hood – South Side Pearly Gates

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Ski Mountaineering Mt. Hood South Side

Standing at 11,239 feet tall, Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon. Mt. Hood is a majestic sight from Portland and the surrounding area – it’s prominence makes it a formidable peak in the Oregon Cascades. With an estimated 15,000-20,000 climbers annually (climbers attempting to summit), Mt. Hood is also the second most climbed peak in the world (second to Mt. Fuji in Japan). However, that doesn’t detract from the beauty of the mountain itself and the accomplishment of reaching the summit. Continue Reading

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Your Complete Guide to Avalanche Safety Gear

Essential gear you need to stay safe in avalanche terrain No one wants to be caught in an avalanche. The best backcountry skiing is often in avalanche terrain so anyone who ventures into the backcountry should be prepared for…

Mt. Rainier Backcountry Skiing
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Trip Report: Mt. Rainier Backcountry Skiing

Mt. Rainier Ski Tour to Muir Snowfield & Panorama Point The Muir Snowfield offers some of the longest ski descents in the Cascades during the Winter and beautiful views of Mt. Rainier National Park. Backcountry skiing this past weekend at…

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AIARE Avalanche Training with American Alpine Institute

Part 1: AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Training Avalanche training is a must for anyone who is interested in alpine touring or backcountry skiing. Even snowshoers and snowmobilers can benefit from avalanche training – anyone who is interested in backcountry…

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Trip Report: Alpental Backcountry Skiing

Accessible Backcountry Skiing at Source Lake, Alpental Lakes Wilderness We went up to Source Lake area for some easy backcountry skiing at Alpental this past weekend. Well, us and the rest of Seattle (there were at least 20 other skiers…

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10 Best Women’s Ski Clinics

Learn To Ski Or Hone Your Skills In A Women’s Ski Camp No matter your skill level or age, there is a women’s skiing clinic for you. From the slopes in Colorado to Wyoming to Alaska, there are some…

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Skiing The Cinder Cone at Mt Bachelor

Easy, accessible backcountry skiing at Mt. Bachelor Early morning laps on Mt. Bachelor’s Cinder Cone is a local Bend, OR backcountry favorite. Catching some turns before work or the lift lines open is made easy with the Cone. The…