Buying Gear Online?

Use our price tool to find the best price on any piece or gear or clothing. Purchases using this tool support cc.com.


Supporting Sponsors





Pro Mountain Sports
Thermawrap Parka 12.8oz

blank
Who's Online
2 registered (Anthony28, Gowri), 45 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
27350 Members
50 Forums
100454 Topics
1146056 Posts

Max Online: 627 @ 12/18/06 12:02 AM
Top TR Contributors
ivan 117
KaskadskyjKozak 107
JasonG 99
tvashtarkatena 99
off_the_hook 90
danhelmstadter 88
wayne 75
AlpineK 73
telemarker 71
G-spotter 57
Page 1 of 16 1 2 3 ... 15 16 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#218182 - 07/23/03 01:57 PM More North Cascades trivia *****
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Boy I'm having a hard time keeping my mind on work today... So how about some more trivia:

What two North Cascade peaks were named by the first ascenders after a famous Northwest climber and his wife? The peaks face each other across a wilderness valley. Later, the names given by the 1st ascenders were officially changed. Give me the official names and, for extra credit, the original names.

(Hint: Both peaks were first climbed in 1938.)

If that one's too easy, suggest another one!

Top
Help Support CascadeClimbers

Darrah Coat - Women's
$224.25
Save 25%


Cirque 45 Backpack
$164.97
Save 25%


Voyager Lantern 2014
$25.97
Save 35%

Want to browse more deals? Check out our price comparison and deal finder tool!

#218183 - 07/23/03 02:01 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Crackbolter Offline
addicted to cc.com

Registered: 04/15/02
Posts: 612
TRs: 5 Photos: 12
Loc: Wellington, WA
Is Forbidden the first? Climbed by Lloyd Anderson and Fred Beckey?
_________________________

Top
#218184 - 07/23/03 02:21 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
And while you're working on that one, here's another:

It's notoriously difficult to get the U.S. Board of Geographic Names to rename mapped features. But in 1964, the Board renamed a North Cascade peak after a prominent Mountaineer who died three years earlier. Who was the climber and what peak was named for him?

For extra credit, what Washington ski area also has a memorial to this man, and where is it displayed?

Top
#218185 - 07/23/03 02:27 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Crackbolter Offline
addicted to cc.com

Registered: 04/15/02
Posts: 612
TRs: 5 Photos: 12
Loc: Wellington, WA
Warren B. Spickard died climbing Mox. Spikard was the peak that was renamed.


Edited by Crackbolter (07/23/03 02:33 PM)
_________________________

Top
#218186 - 07/23/03 02:30 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Crackbolter Offline
addicted to cc.com

Registered: 04/15/02
Posts: 612
TRs: 5 Photos: 12
Loc: Wellington, WA
Keep em coming Lowell, this is fun.
_________________________

Top
#218187 - 07/23/03 02:39 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
You're right about Spickard. The first question hasn't been answered correctly yet.

Have you seen the Warren Spickard memorial plaque in the summit lodge at Crystal Mountain? He was one of the people who surveyed and founded the ski area.

I'll try to think of more, but feel free, anybody, to toss out your own!

Top
#218188 - 07/23/03 02:45 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
leejams Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 01/30/02
Posts: 353
TRs: 2 Photos: 3
Loc: edmonds, WA
What about Mt. Berge? Was that the original name?
_________________________
---------------------
OK now we are here, where are we

Top
#218189 - 07/23/03 02:58 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Dru Offline
Sick Spray Bird

Registered: 02/08/01
Posts: 30032
TRs: 29 Photos: 304
Loc: Collapsing State Vector
Who or what is Mox anyway?
_________________________
t3h v01d, b1 d3f1n1t10n 4mless, there4 pr3d8s 4ll 4m & w1ll r3m41n

Top
#218190 - 07/23/03 03:01 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:

leejams said:
What about Mt. Berge? Was that the original name?




Nope. Was Mt. Berge named after the fellow who died on Mt. Baring? I don't have my Beckey books with me to check.

Here's a big hint on the first question. Both peaks were named by the Ptarmigan climbing club.

Top
#218191 - 07/23/03 03:10 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Okay, another one for the hopper...

It's rare in the Cascades for peaks to be named after climbers. It's even rarer for a peak to be named after the first ascenders, and rarer yet for the name to be accepted while the climbers are still living. Name a peak which is named (in Beckey's guide, if not on the map) using a contraction of the names of the two couples who made its first ascent (around 1970, I think).

Hint, you can call me a flaming donkey if you get it right.

Top
#218192 - 07/23/03 03:14 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:

Dru said:
Who or what is Mox anyway?




As I recall, Beckey wrote, "The wimsy of this appelation is lost on those who know the area." So, even he doesn't know.

Top
#218193 - 07/23/03 03:28 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
PONCHO&LEFTY Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 07/26/02
Posts: 226
TRs: 0 Photos: 10
Loc: woods on White Horse Mt.
As for Q #1 Elsbeth????
_________________________
http://nwpics.com

Top
#218194 - 07/23/03 03:31 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:

PONCHO&LEFTY said:
As for Q #1 Elsbeth????




Yup. What was the other peak called? And what are they called today?

Top
#218195 - 07/23/03 03:46 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
PONCHO&LEFTY Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 07/26/02
Posts: 226
TRs: 0 Photos: 10
Loc: woods on White Horse Mt.
Can't figure out second peak, but the first is Jberg.
How about Formidable aka Daider.
_________________________
http://nwpics.com

Top
#218196 - 07/23/03 03:54 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Dru Offline
Sick Spray Bird

Registered: 02/08/01
Posts: 30032
TRs: 29 Photos: 304
Loc: Collapsing State Vector
Quote:

Lowell_Skoog said:
Quote:

Dru said:
Who or what is Mox anyway?




As I recall, Beckey wrote, "The wimsy of this appelation is lost on those who know the area." So, even he doesn't know.




Ya, but that doesn't answer my trivia question
_________________________
t3h v01d, b1 d3f1n1t10n 4mless, there4 pr3d8s 4ll 4m & w1ll r3m41n

Top
#218197 - 07/23/03 04:09 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
PONCHO&LEFTY Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 07/26/02
Posts: 226
TRs: 0 Photos: 10
Loc: woods on White Horse Mt.
The other question with the name thing Muelefire Peak?
I remeber in one of Becky's books reading a description of a peak named after a climber and him calling it rare and can not for the life of me remember what mountain: any help?
_________________________
http://nwpics.com

Top
#218198 - 07/23/03 04:14 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:

PONCHO&LEFTY said:
Can't figure out second peak, but the first is Jberg.
How about Formidable aka Daider.





Right. The Ptarmigans called Mt Formidable "Daiber" after Ome Daiber, one of their mentors. Mt Johannesburg they called "Ellsbeth" after Ome's first wife, who died in a plane crash. Ome remarried in the early 1940s and his widow Matie still lives in the Seattle area.

I believe the name Formidable was applied by Hermann Ulrichs before the peak was climbed, so Beckey and Co. retained it, since it came first. Johannesburg is an old mining name.

Top
#218199 - 07/23/03 04:17 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:

PONCHO&LEFTY said:
The other question with the name thing Muelefire Peak?
I remeber in one of Becky's books reading a description of a peak named after a climber and him calling it rare and can not for the life of me remember what mountain: any help?





Right. Muelefire was the peak I was thinking of, named after John and Irene Meulemans and Joe and Joan Firey. All but Joan are still living.

I think the other peak you're thinking of is Keyes in the Monte Cristo group. I forget the story behind that one.

Top
#218200 - 07/23/03 04:22 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:

Dru said:

Ya, but that doesn't answer my trivia question




You got me there. But is it a fair trivia question if you don't know the answer either?

Top
#218201 - 07/23/03 04:28 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Stefan Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/16/01
Posts: 2218
TRs: 7 Photos: 9
Loc: the circus
Its rare to give a peak a name after a climber?

There was a climber who died on Mt. McKinley in 1995. The Washington Geographic people named a peak after him I believe in 1999. Where is this peak located? (Many of you might be surprised.) What is the name?
_________________________
Namaste - Whatever your outer appearance, I see and greet the soul in you.

Top
#218202 - 07/23/03 04:40 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Stefan Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/16/01
Posts: 2218
TRs: 7 Photos: 9
Loc: the circus
P.S. I know the answer.
_________________________
Namaste - Whatever your outer appearance, I see and greet the soul in you.

Top
#218203 - 07/23/03 05:25 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
PONCHO&LEFTY Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 07/26/02
Posts: 226
TRs: 0 Photos: 10
Loc: woods on White Horse Mt.
Quote:

Lowell_Skoog said:

I think the other peak you're thinking of is Keyes in the Monte Cristo group. I forget the story behind that one.



Thank you I can sleep tonight.

MOX=Metal Oxide
Probably has nothing to do with the name Mox.

Hinkhouse peak near Ingalls Peak. Named after Jimmy Hinkhouse founder of a sobriety based mountaineering group who died on Denali in '95.


Edited by PONCHO&LEFTY (07/23/03 05:46 PM)
_________________________
http://nwpics.com

Top
#218204 - 07/23/03 06:14 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
Lowell_Skoog Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 2521
TRs: 4 Photos: 15
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:

PONCHO&LEFTY said:
Hinkhouse peak near Ingalls Peak. Named after Jimmy Hinkhouse founder of a sobriety based mountaineering group who died on Denali in '95.





Cool! I never heard about this. You stumped me.

Top
#218205 - 07/23/03 10:37 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
leejams Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 01/30/02
Posts: 353
TRs: 2 Photos: 3
Loc: edmonds, WA
Quote:

Lowell_Skoog said:
Quote:

leejams said:
What about Mt. Berge? Was that the original name?




Nope. Was Mt. Berge named after the fellow who died on Mt. Baring? I don't have my Beckey books with me to check.

Here's a big hint on the first question. Both peaks were named by the Ptarmigan climbing club.




Pretty sure it was named after that fellow. Anyhow I think of that dude every time I pass under those peaks buck/berge. Pretty cool to have a peak named after you.
_________________________
---------------------
OK now we are here, where are we

Top
#218206 - 07/24/03 01:14 PM Re: More North Cascades trivia
slothrop Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 05/27/01
Posts: 2277
TRs: 8 Photos: 29
Loc: Olympia
Quote:

Dru said:
Who or what is Mox anyway?




Twin Spires, next to Redoubt and Spickard.
_________________________
you know the purpose of this message board is to exchange information not insults.

Top
Page 1 of 16 1 2 3 ... 15 16 >



Moderator:  chucK, mattp, Off_White, snoboy, To_The_Top 
© 2000-10 cascadeclimbers.com · Cookies · Board Rules · Mark all read ·
Powered by UBB.threads™ · Pimped by: Chinooktc · Top