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Liberty Ridge

July 5th After being skunked for weather on the past two consecutive weekends, the forecast was finally looking up. Nick Matwyuk and I had been eyeing Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier ever since our abject failure on Mt. Logan in … Continue reading

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The Last Drop Traverse 7th and 8th July 2012

It was saturday and 4:45 in the morning when I woke up and crawled off my bed. Normally, I prefer to get up at forenoon, but now I had no problems with that, because today would be my first trip … Continue reading

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Spearhead in the White March 26-27

It’s amazing how different a traverse like the Spearhead when you do it in whiteout conditions compared to fair weather. As anyone who did it the weekend previous can tell you, this trip report will probably sound quite different from … Continue reading

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Mt. Matier February 11th/12th 2012

Mt. Matier Veronika Schmitt, Todd Mackenzie, Charlie Beard, Erica Lay, Knut Kitching Good weather and low avalanche danger made the decision to climb Mt. Matier easy. It was around 7 am when Todd, Charlie and I picked up Knut, who … Continue reading

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A Wedge-Currie Traverse: from Blackcomb to Pemberton by ski (Feb 3-5)

The moon is full, casting shadows across the frozen, snowmobile tracked Green river road. I skin along, my skis scraping whenever they cross over ice chunks separating car tracks from snowmobile tracks. It’s 2:00am and my mind is on repeat, … Continue reading

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Dec 17-18: North Joffre Horseshoe fail turns to Cayoosh success

4:30 – alarm.  5:15 – Alfred pulls up.  5:45 – car switch at Taylor Way.  7:30 – Pemberton.  The urban alpine start is always a blur of a bare minimum of groggy, absolutely necessary movements and half-sleep until one really … Continue reading

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