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About trumpetsailor

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  1. Climber killed, others injured at Thumb Rock

    So good.
  2. [TR] Rainier - High Orbit; april 2015 4/21/2015

    A great read. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Mountain weather

    I never thought I'd see the day that a GitHub repo was linked on CC. Thank you for sharing the software, psathyrella!
  4. Mountaineering/Alpine Climbing Classes

    I'm half self-taught, half class-taught. I'm glad I did both. I'll put in a plug for taking a good class. If the class is a good one, you'll learn more much more quickly and safely than by yourself. A good instructor/guide/course-leader will have decade-scale experience and can give you a taste of the perspective one gets from being in the mountains for a lifetime. That perspective is hard-earned and better gotten the easy way. I think you'll find that the WAC and the Mountaineer-branch courses require comparable time commitment. Many guide services offer shorter-duration courses. To get the most out of the guided courses, extensively practice what you can ahead of time, and come to the class prepared to soak in knowledge. I took the Seattle Mountaineers basic-course in 2006, and am active with the WAC's backcountry travel course. The WAC is somewhat less-regimented than the Mountaineers of '06 (things may be more flexible now, I hear), but you should enjoy working with and learning from other people. TL;DR: Find common-sense comparable-skill climbing partners and seek good mentors. Play the long game. A good class can help. Also, this.
  5. American Sign Language Climbing Interpreter Needed

    What a fun gig for the right person!
  6. Winter Care of Our Lookouts - A Request

    We headed to HLP in winter a couple of years ago. Just before we reached the ridge, the visibility shut down to less than ten feet. The spacious snow cave we built to pass the time until clearing became our home for the night, as the visibility didn't improve until early morning. The following morning, we found that we wanted no part of the required traverse on icy trap crust. Bringing other options on that route is a good idea. We had fun because we were prepared. Hope we'll have the chance to make a winter visit to the hut in the future and pay it forward. Thanks again to all involved.
  7. Winter Care of Our Lookouts - A Request

    You're awesome. Thank you.
  8. Awesome. The photos, esp #16, are winners. Thanks!
  9. Josh Lewis

    Heal well, Josh!
  10. [TR] Alaska - Cassin Ridge 6/14/2014

    Top-notch TR from a superlative climb. Zeb's arm recover okay?
  11. Beautiful photos, as always. Congratulations on ticking the niners!
  12. Three names released, second guide, two climbers (one Seattlite): http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/06/wife-climber-died-doing-what-he-loved/
  13. Update with one ID: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/05/six-climbers-missing-on-mount-rainier/
  14. Thanks! The details may not help with the overall lesson, but they serve to make the accident reports internally-consistent and real. Thanks again!
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