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Alpinism: Seeking good tidings

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you like sunshine flows into the trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."

- John Muir

South Early Winters Spire - Washington Pass, WA - June 2013

Skyline Ridge - Stevens Pass, WA - January 2013 #

Lovers Leap, Stawberry, CA - October 2013 #

El Capitan, Yosemite NP, CA - October 2013

Dragontail Peak - Backbone Ridge - August 2013

Paradise Glacier Ski Tour - August 2013

Index Cragging- August 2013

Flett Glacier Skiing - July 2013

Bachelor Party Tooth Climb - July 2013

Castle Rock - July 2013

Leavenworth Cragging - July 2013

Mt Rainier Ski Descent - June 2013

Denali - West Buttress - May/June 2013

Camp Muir Ski Tour, Mt Rainier N.P. - May 2013

Frenchman Coulee - May 2013

Isolation Traverse Ski Tour - May 2013

Mt St Helens Ski Tour - April 2013

Heliotrope Training - Mt Baker, WA - April 2013

Guye Peak - Snoqualmie Pass, WA - March 2013

Splitboarding Hyak, Snoqualmie Pass - February 2013

Skyline Ridge - Stevens Pass, WA - January 2013

Slot Couloir, Mt Snoqualmie - January 2013

Alpine Touring at Hyak- December 2012

Leavenworth Rock Climbing - October 2012

Mt Cruiser - Olympic N.P. - September 2012

Splitboarding Paradise Glacier - September 2012

Slesse Mountain - Complete Northeast Buttress- July 2012

Frenchman Coulee - July 2012

Frenchman Coulee - July 2012

Trappers Peak - June 2012

Flatirons, Boulder, CO - July 2012

Frenchman Coulee - June 2012

Scottsdale Sport Climbing, AZ - March 2012

Flatiron Peak, AZ - March 2012

Backcountry Ski Tour, Snoqualmie Pass, WA - January 2012

Chair Peak Lake Ski Tour, Snoqualmie Pass, WA - December 2011

Paradise Ski Tour, Mt Rainier N.P. - November 2011

Camp Muir Ski Tour, Mt Rainier N.P. - October 2011

Squamish, BC - July 2011

Grand Teton - July 2011

Outer Space and Orbit - June 2011

Index Cragging - June 2011

Castle Rock, Leavenworth, WA - May 2011

Snow Lake Ski Tour - May 2011

Kendall Ski Tour - March 2011

Mt Catherine Ski Tour - February 2011

Paradise Ski Tour - January 2011

Alaska Ice Climbing - December 2010

BC Skiing Snoqualmie Pass - December 2010

Alaska Ice Climbing - December 2010

Indian Creek, Utah - October 2010

The Tooth - October 2010

Peshastin and February Buttress - October 2010

Nason Ridge Sportclimbing- September 2010

Ingalls Peak- August 2010

Index Cragging - August 2010

Mt Rainier - July 2010

Eldorado Canyon, CO - July 2010

The Castle - March 2010

Camelback Mountain Sportclimbing II - March 2010

Camelback Mountain Sportclimbing I- March 2010

Muir Snowfield Telemark Ski Tour - November 2009

Liberty Bell - October 2009

Mt Baker - August 2009

Grand Teton (Attempt) - August 2009

Kangaroo Temple - July 2009

Blacktail Butte Sportclimbing - July 2009

Baxter's Pinnacle - June 2009

Merchant Peak - June 2009

Yak Peak - June 2009

Index Cragging - June 2009

Leavenworth Cragging - May 2009

Index Cragging - April 2009

Chair Peak - NE Buttress - January 2009

Red Mountain Ski Tour - January 2009

Camp Muir Ski Tour - December 2008

Lundin Peak - December 2008

Castle Rock - September 2008

The Tooth II - September 2008

The Tooth - September 2008

Dragontail Peak - August 2008

Leavenworth Rock Climbing - August 2008

Kangaroo Temple and Mazama Sportclimbing - July 2008

Gibraltar Rock, Santa Barbara, CA - June 2008

Castle Rock - May 2008

Pt 5760 - May 2008

The Tooth and some sport climbing - May 2008

Snoqualmie Pass Ski Tour- January 2008

North Couloir, McClellan Butte - January 2008

Backcountry Skiing Berthoud Pass, Colorado - December 2007

Ingalls Peak - November 2007

Paradise Ski Tour - October 2007

The Bugaboos - August 2007

Silent Running, 3 O'Clock Rock - August 2007

Minnehaha Cliffs - July 2007

Liberty Bell and South Early Winters Spire - July 2007

Garden of the Gods - July 2007

Boulder Canyon - July 2007

Denali - West Buttress - May/June 2007

Mt Hood Skiing/Smith Rock Climbing - March 2007

Whitehorse Mtn - February 2007

Alaska Ice Climbing - November 2006

Frenchman Coulee - September 2006

North Ridge, Mt Stuart - August 2006

Squamish Cragging - August 2006

Leavenworth Cragging - June 2006

Aconcagua - Polish Glacier Direct - February 2006

Chair Peak Rescue - December 2005

Squamish, BC Hiking - October 2005

Ingalls Peak - September 2005

Outer Space, Snow Creek Wall - September 2005

Orbit, Snow Creek Wall - July 2005

Mt Hood - July 2005

Middle Teton - July 2005

Mt Challenger - June 2005

Yosemite - May 2005

Outer Space, Snow Creek Wall - May 2005

Colchuck Peak - April 2005

New Hampshire Ice Climbing - March 2005

Ice Climbing at Alpental - February 2005

Unicorn Peak - February 2005

Snowshoeing at Snoqualmie Pass - December 2004

Mixup Peak- November 2004

South Early Winters Spire - October 2004

Liberty Bell - October 2004

Ingalls Peak - October 2004

Mt Gilbert - September 2004

Bonanza Peak - August 2004

Mt Thompson - August 2004

Ingalls Peak East Ridge - July 2004

The Tooth - July 2004

Orbit on Snow Creek Wall - July 2004

Mt Sperry-Vesper Peak Traverse - June 2004

Mt Persis - June 2004

Kloochman Rock and Royal Columns - May 2004

Leavenworth Friction Climbing Seminar - May 2004

Smith Rock Road Trip - April 2004

Rock Climbing at Frenchman Coulee - April 2004

Mt Buckhorn - April 2004

Outer Space on Snow Creek Wall - April 2004

Rock Climbing Dawn Patrol at Index - April 2004

Rock Climbing at Frenchman Coulee - March 2004

Crevasse Rescue Practice near the Nisqually Glacier - March 2004

Ice Climbing near The Tooth - February 2004

Aid Climbing at Index - January 2004

Ski Tour around Mt Catherine - January 2004

Ice Climbing at Thunderbird Creek - December 2003

Lazy Mountain - November 2003

Thanksgiving (and climbing and skiing) in Alaska - November 2003

Kloochman Rock and Goose Egg Mtn - November 2003

Indoor Ice Climbing at Cascade Crags - November 2003

Sport Climbing near Port Angeles - October 2003

Slesse Mountain- September 2003

Pt 4703 - September 2003

via Ferrata in Austria - August 2003

Mt Forgotten - August 2003

Mt Baring - July 2003

Index, Great Northern Slab - July 2003

Mt Pilchuck - July 2003

Snoqualmie Mt - July 2003

A Weekend Climbing in Leavenworth - April 2003

Skiing in the Alpental Valley - February 2003

Chair Peak - January 2003

Christmas in the Great Land, Alaska - December 2002

Weekend at Longmire, MRNP - December 2002

Skiing at Paradise, MRNP - December 2002

Three o'Clock Rock - December 2002

Exit 38 Dawn Patrol - November 2002

Hall Peak - November 2002

Red Mtn - October 2002

Red Mtn - September 2002

Mt Rainier - July 2002

McClellan Butte - July 2002

Silverstar Mtn - June 2002

Mt Pugh - June 2002

Gunn Peak - June 2002

The Tooth - June 2002

Index Aid Climbing- May 2002

Peshastin/Leavenworth -April 2002

Index Aid Climbing- April 2002

Ouray Ice Park (III)- March 2002

Frenchman Coulee- March 2002

A Morning Ski in Seattle- March 2002

Alpental Ice climbing- March 2002

Jackson Hole Trip- February 2002

Mt Kent - January 2002

Alpental Valley (trying out Kim's new ice tools)- December 2001

Alpental Valley (ice tour)- December 2001

Mt Catherine- December 2001

Mailbox Peak- December 2001

Alpental Valley (snowshoe)- December 2001

Granite Mtn- October 2001

Frenchman Coulee- October 2001

Lundin Peak- September 2001

Plummer Peak- September 2001

Monch - August 2001

Matterhorn - August 2001

Breithorn - August 2001

Switzerland - August-September 2001

Ice climbing on Nisqually Glacier- August 2001

Kangaroo Temple - July 2001

Great Northern Slab - June 2001

Leavenworth- June 2001

Guye Peak - May 2001

Mt Rainier - May 2001

8 Mile Buttress, Leavenworth - April 2001

Ouray Ice Park - March 2001

Telluride Ski Resort - March 2001

The Castle and Pinnacle Peak - March 2001

Alpental Ice Climbing- March 2001

Mineral Butte- February 2001

Hall Peak- February 2001

Guye Peak- January 2001

Bandera Mtn- January 2001

Mt Townsend - December 2000

Igloo building at Mt Rainier - November 2000

Mt Shuksan - August 2000

Ingalls Peak - August 2000

Frenchman Coulee and STING concert - July 2000

Cortina d'Ampezzo - June 2000

OurayColorado - March 2000

Peru - August 1999

Mt Rainier - July 1999

Eldorado Peak - June 1999

McClellan's Butte - April 1999

Bryant Peak - April 1999

Squamish - March 1999

Pinnacle Peak - March 1999

Mount St. Helens- July 1998

South Early Winters Spire - July 1998

Mt Daniel- June 1998

Peshastin Pinnacles- May 1998

Leavenworth - May 1998

The Tooth - May 1998

Muir Snowfield- September 1992

Disclaimer WARNING!: Mountain climbing is, by its very nature, a potentially hazardous activity. The core of the climbing experience is expressed in decision making; the holds to use, the routes you are capable of climbing, and the information you can trust. This compilation of climbing reports is not intended to be the only source of information for those wishing to pursue the sport of mountain climbing. Prior and competent knowledge in the use of various climbing safety devices is assumed. While every attempt is made to insure that the information provided here is correct and safe, it is never a substitute for your better judgement. Always check information with other sources and your own common sense before trusting your life to it! By use of the provided information, the reader hereby releases the authors and providers of said information from liability for any injury, including death, that might result. And as my grandmother use to say, "If you fall off of that mountain and break your legs, don't come running to me." You have been warned!