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  1. Yodelin!!!!

  2. Cheers

    Cheers to y’all especially @Terminal_Gravity for all the beer you have donated for the Cascaseclimbers community to enjoy over the years. I remember the first Ropeup I put on (well partially remember )! That was a great party up at Chattercreek! Anyone remember that? Tipping back a TG IPA in the memory of a good time that was had by most!
  3. current song in your head

  4. Killer Pillar

    uhhh....this is real? https://www.grippedthemovie.com/ Same production group that did the documentary Vertical Frontier, which was actually pretty good. Then.....this.
  5. Google Maps

    Just a minor integration, but kind of cool...you can now embed a Google map in a post or TR. It doesn't seem to work in satellite view, so I'm looking into that, but its easy just to switch to that mode...
  6. current song in your head

  7. current song in your head

  8. Free BC Topo Maps?

    Might be better maps but Silverlight
  9. Google Maps

  10. Google Maps

    Just paste the URL into your post. Or if you have place to share, just paste the URL google gives your for that like I did above.
  11. Google Maps

  12. Cheers

    I have not, but I believe Steve has retired/moved on from that brewery. Happened a number of years back.
  13. Free BC Topo Maps?

    Will this work? https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=49.7677,-122.9783&z=12&b=mbt
  14. Long time cacadeclimbers.com poster @glassgowkiss is putting on free climbing related injuries and injury prevention clinic in Bellingham this month. Please see the calendar for information:
  15. LIBERTY BELL NEEDS CLIMBERS' SUPPORT The Liberty Bell Group, a cluster of five granite spires at Washington Pass outside Mazama, is home to some of the most popular and iconic alpine climbing in Washington State, including classic Fred Beckey first ascents like the Beckey Route on Liberty Bell and the West Face of North Early Winter Spire. Over the last decade, the area has become increasingly popular among alpine climbers. This rapidly expanding use has led to deteriorating trail conditions, severe erosion, and unsafe approaches. The Liberty Bell Conservation Initiative will address these critical issues, and we are shovel-ready. But the project needs $100,000 to cover two seasons of professional trail crews and supplies to address critical stewardship and conservation needs. To kickstart the project, The Mountaineers have donated $10,000, the Washington Climbers Coalition shared $4,000 (awarded from the AAC Cornerstone Grant Program), and the Petzl Foundation has kicked in $6,000 to bring us closer to our goal. DONATE HERE: https://www.accessfund.org/take-action/campaigns/liberty-bell-needs-climbers-support
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    Marcus Donaldson shares stories and images from his recent travels seeking adventure on the frozen waterfalls of the Western US and Canada. At Arcteryx Portland.
  17. event Oregon Splitfest 2018

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    Join us for Oregon Splitfest 2018 at the Tilly Jane Cabins on Mt. Hood April 20-22. Make new tour buddies, talk gear, avalanche safety or demo some Spark R&D bindings out. If you are interested in getting a pair of demo binding send a message on Facebook or email me. There will be an after party at Copper Spur Resort Sunday from 3-5pm with a raffle and proceeds going to the Tilly Jane Restoration Project. Pay your registration through Eventbee. Registration includes a shirt and goodie bag. https://www.eventbee.com/v/oregonsplitfest/event?eid=112669951#/tickets
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    The 2018 Mt Baker Splitfest will be held on March 16th, 17th and 18th at Chair 9 in Glacier, WAOur goals are to meet other people to tour with, try out new gear and raise money to support the Northwest Avalanche Center.Warning: Splitboarding is an inherently dangerous and hazardous sport and can result in serious injury or death. Attendees take full responsibility for learning proper backcountry travel and avalanche safety. Stay safe out there. Ride with a buddy, take a beacon, shovel and probe AND know how to use them.https://www.facebook.com/MtBakerSplitfest/
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    Vertical World Climbing Gyms, Mountaineers Books, and the American Alpine Club - Cascade Section are proud to host Jim Herrington as he presents his photography book The Climbers (Mountaineers Books), the culmination of a two-decade project to track down and document the surviving legendary climbers of the early-to-mid 20th Century ‘Golden Age’ of climbing. These are the men and women from around the world who were vertically active between the 1920s and 1970s and who were at the cutting edge of an activity mostly unknown to the general public of the time.Published in October 2017, The Climbers received both the Grand Prize and the Mountaineering History Award at the 2017 Banff Film & Book Festival.Jim’s talk and slide show will begin with a brief encapsulation of his 35-year photography career, including his foray into the worlds of music and showbiz. He will move on to the climbers, detailing the inspiring and captivating stories of the climbers and their era as well as describing his unusual efforts to locate and arrive on the doorstep of these aging legends. The travels and travails he undertook to complete this far-flung project are not without anecdotes of despair, humor and adventure. What is it like to be 98 years old and to look back at an uncompromising life spent in the “useless” quest of first ascents, usually far from home and hearth? The momentum and vigor of youth is not an ideal recipe for introspection, but one’s final years certainly suffice. Herrington learned as much about himself as he did his subjects during the project – the cost and reward of obsession and how to live in the present. Jim began this series shooting with black-and-white analog film, yet during the course of the project, with the advent of digital photography, it looked as if film would disappear completely—like hemp rope or hobnail boots. Indeed, at times it was difficult to know which would vanish first, the climbers he was photographing or the film he was using. Luckily, film got an eleventh hour reprieve and he was pleased to be able to shoot the entirety of this book on silver nitrate, which remains his chosen method of taking pictures to this day. Herrington will recount what it was like to step into these climber’s homes, their lives, and their history. Seemingly time-traveling from the classic mountaineering literature he devoured as a young boy into the living rooms of these aging legends, this is his rogue’s gallery, a sampling of, and an ode to, an era. The Climbers, published in October 2017, received both the Grand Prize and the Mountaineering History Award at the 2017 Banff Film & Book Festival. Tickets are $8 on the link provided and $10 at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-climbers-a-photo-documentary-with-jim-herrington-tickets-42142550503 JimHerrington.com
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    Vertical World presents DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY with the American Alpine ClubHailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag"–one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.This rebel athlete’s lifetime of accomplishments set the bar for the entire sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable.Beckey burned bridges, eschewed fame and stayed unencumbered so his only obligation would remain conquering the next summit. He kept meticulous personal journals where he mused on everything from arcane geology to his romantic life, to the myriad sunrises he witnessed from vantages not seen by anyone else on Earth. An environmentalist before there was such a term, Beckey’s legacy includes 13 essential books that act as blueprints for new generations. He defiantly continued climbing until passing away in October 2017 at age 94.Tickets are limited and are $10 online and $12 at the door.Beer from Georgetown Brewing will be provided.
  21. event Vertfest 2018

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    Hosted by Northwest Avalanche Center Vertfest is back bigger than ever before. In addition to beloved traditions including the randonee race and clinics we're expanding to include more backcountry users! New this year we'll be running a beacon rally, snowshoe walks, snowmobile rides, ice climbing clinics, and much more! Join us for the largest backcountry festival in the PNW. Tickets for the race are now for sale - clinics will be open in early January! Verfest in organized by the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) in collaboration with Outdoor Research, The Summit at Snoqualmie, and Pro Guiding Service. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vertfest-2018-tickets-41611655582
  22. That is a good one @Bronco ! I had already tagged it though....see the "Best of CC.com" tag and "FA" tag here? Thats what it looks like. Thank you!
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