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About Alisse

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  • Birthday 12/01/1986


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    ESL Instructor
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    Seattle, Washington
  1. +1 for Kevin! We climbed the Grand Teton (complete Exum) and Hood (south side/old chute) together. Upstanding spray-free human and safe, competent, fit climbing partner.
  2. Roadless Rule

    Have you heard of the Roadless Rule? Kind of a catchy name. I hadn't heard of it until an email from a list..https://www.outdooralliance.org/blog/2018/2/23/threats-to-the-roadless-rule-put-backcountry-recreation-at-risk : "Right now, policy makers are taking the first steps to dismantle the Roadless Rule. If you’ve never heard of the Roadless Rule, you’re not alone. It’s an important conservation tool that protects many of our most valued backcountry recreation areas. Senator Murkowski (R-AK) recently introduced a measure that would eliminate protections for roadless areas in Alaska and the state of Alaska has filed a petition with the Department of Agriculture asking for an exemption to the Roadless Rule. These actions set the stage for other states to seek exemptions from the Roadless Rule, putting backcountry recreation at risk. National Forests provide lots of resources to Americans, including timber, fresh water and clean air, and access to outdoor recreation. Right now, about 50% of our National Forest land is open to drilling, logging, and mining; and 18% of is protected as designated Wilderness. The remaining 30% of forests are known as Roadless Areas. These remote landscapes are treasured by our community for the backcountry recreation they provide. These backcountry landscapes are governed by the Roadless Rule. The Roadless Rule was established in 2001 after enormous public outreach and was intended to “provide lasting protection in the context of multiple-use management” for the 60 million acres of roadless areas on our National Forests and Grasslands. What this means is that we cannot build new roads or harvest timber on these roadless areas, but they are still open for a range of recreational activities, including climbing, hiking, mountain biking, paddling, and backcountry skiing. While these areas are protected from new development, they are less restrictive than Wilderness areas in terms of what you can do there." I'm trying to find the latest ruling/decision but no luck so far..
  3. Applauding risk acceptance beyond your own limits

    I haven't seen surprise -- but why not act concerned? Should we not be concerned?
  4. I am looking to add to my list of partners for adventures in the mountains! I've realized how different and great it is to get out with other women, so that's who this partner call is for I started sport climbing in 2011, quickly started traditional climbing, and then into some moderate glacier climbs and the volcanoes, some ice climbing, one aid pitch, and this is my third season backcountry skiing. I'm stoked about skiing!!! The objectives I'm most excited about are...climbing the North Ridge of Baker then skiing the Coleman-Deming, the Mary Green Glacier route on Bonanza, skiing Mount Deception and the surrounding area, exploring more off the Mountain Loop highway, exploring more of the Pickets (Inspiration? Challenger?), more off the Middle Fork, more in the Olympics... I live in Seattle. I have weekends off work and can usually take random days, too. I have a car that gets good gas mileage. My route finding skills aren't the best (although I study hard). Send me a message if you are also looking for new partners!! Alisse
  5. [TR] Chair Peak - North Face 03/03/2018

    Awesome! Looks like a great day, nice pics! Maybe I'm just not seeing something, or the photo was taken at a weird time, but I want to learn: In the last photo, I'm wondering why you didn't clip the blue sling with the red biner along with the silver one. In this moment, I can't figure it out. Halp! Thank you :-)
  6. Yes! I love the shot of the person covered in snow with a big smile! I got out that way this past weekend for the first time. Amazing place, so much to explore! I will be back...
  7. <Sweet pic of Arie with a grin on his face in the middle of a turn through cold powder> Windy Knob didn't live up to its name yesterday (thankfully) but it didn't disappoint: the snow was great and the skiing on moderate slopes we did was fantastic! Not a ton of other people, either. We encountered some small pockets of shallow, soft windslab alternating with scoured sections. On the way up, we dug a pit (so fast with such a low snowpack) but weren't entirely confident about interpreting the results of our tests so we stuck to conservative terrain. No avalanche activity, whompfing, or cracking was witnessed and we only saw evidence of a slide (small crown) on a far-off mountainside. East-side snowpack was so shallow, felt like early early season. Luckily the rocks were mostly covered and the biggest threats were sticks, logs, open creeks, and a skin glue issue.. A great day in the blue skies and sunshine!! I'm sad my photos are currently inaccessible.
  8. Beautiful shots!!! All the peaks dressed up in their finest white...
  9. Jolly Mt

    Snow snow snow!!! Anyone been up Jolly this winter? How is that Sno-park? (Will it be outrageous on a weekend/holiday?) Some info online and in the books, but it's more fun if you can share your story and pics!
  10. [TR] Chair Pk - NW Ridge 02/11/2018

    Looks beautiful! I had to look hard to find Don on runout slab... 👍
  11. Great trip report, nice photos! Keep those TRs coming! I wouldn't be so quick to assume the worst about the lone snowshoer!
  12. Water Filtration: is it necessary?

    That's really great to hear. I ran out of one part of Aquamira on a trip last year, didn't have extra fuel to burn, and was pretty concerned about getting giardia. I was selective about the water I drank but it was probably just good luck that (to my knowledge) I didn't pick any bugs up. I was going to post a photo of my partner drinking straight from a lake with a SPEED CUP but I don't think he wants his photo here.... He didn't filter or treat any water at all last year and didn't get any symptoms of anything amiss. He's had giardia before, so I guess he knew how the world would sparkle if something did happen.
  13. The Tooth speed record?

    What's record for number of Tooth ascents by one person?
  14. Invitation to Karakoram.

    Hello! I have little aid experience, but I was just wondering how you found CascadeClimbers. Google?
  15. Killer Pillar

    That trailer... Wow! ... Why weren't they wearing helmets? It must be a joke? Maybe?