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  1. Looking for partners for either Baker as a 2 day climb preferably Easton, but Coleman would be nice too. Or possibly Rainier DC as a one day push (for a good challenge).

     

    I'd also be open to something like eldorado peak too.

     

    Email me if interested:

    tk421@thatcherkelley.com


  2. Hello,

     

    Wondering current conditions for Glacier Peak. I read all the recent trip reports. We will be hitting the mountain this coming monday-wednesday. Wondering if there is anything recent in the last few days. Planning on heading up the From the North Sauk Trail. Is the road passable to the trailhead? Are there any major creek crossings to be aware of?

     

    I was planning on avoiding rope travel. Is this in shape for unroped travel? Is it not preferable to head straight up Disappointment Peak? Or should we head around to the Cool Glacier? If so, is the glacier fairly safe for unroped travel? I do have glacier travel experience. I just don't know the condition of the glaciers/route.

     

     

     

    Thanks,

    Thatcher

     


  3. Looking for a third team member for climbing one of Baker's easier routes. So far it's me and my wife. It will be her first glacier climb (not first snow climb). That's the reason for a 3 day trip. So if anyone is up for joining us, there will be some training involved the first or second day. So it could be a good chance to sharpen up on crevasse rescue skills. We'll probably be dropping down into a crevasse, doing the whole shebang to get my lady up to speed.

     

    If interested, email me:

    thatcherk1@gmail.com

    or call me 323-219-9913

     

    I don't check CC.com too often.

     

    Thanks,

    Thatcher


  4. Luke,

     

    You were a good, selfless, loving and Christlike friend. Thank you for inspiring me to climb harder and farther than I otherwise would. I saw the love of Jesus pervade your live and impact how you treated everyone you knew.

     

    You will be missed dearly.

     

    Scott,

    you, your sister and father are in our prayers.

     

     


  5. How do the Lowa Cevedale boots compare to Sportiva Trango S? They are the same price and look similar to the Trangos, but I've never seen anyone actually using them. I have a friend that is about to buy a pair and her choice is between the two. She would have to pay extra shipping to get the Trangos. The Lowas on the other hand are at a local shop. She is inclined to go for the Lowas, but I want to get some good opinions before telling her it's worth the shipping for the Trangos.

    Also, Lowa says the shoe is "combination crampon" compatible. Is this the same as newmatic? The picture of the boots don't look like there is a place for a heel bail. Can anyone clarify for me?

     

    Thanks,

    Thatcher


  6. yeah im a pussy. i should have followed you up. i regret it now. oh well, it was still worth the weekend.

     

    there was some ice forming next to the road just west of the hairpin turn. Nothing climbable yet, but soon! There was nothing at kangaroo pass. all powder.

     

    this was all last week during our high pressure system. by now, more snow might mean more ice by the road.

     

    is washington pass still open?

     

    and yes that is the peak we were heading up.


  7. I didn't know what forum to post this. so my apologies if i shouldn't have posted this in here. i work for a contractor who does maintenance of radio/tv towers. we are currently looking for one or two climbers for a painting job on a 1000' tower in Portland's west hills. If you live in portland and are savvy with ropes, rigging and rapping, and are comfortable and heights, and have some spare days over the next few weeks, call Joe Harrington at: 206-484-7070. It's hazard pay.

     

    thanks,

    Tk

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