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  1. 40 below K2 Superlight over boots for boot sized 10-12

    Prefect for Denali or people going to very cold places

    like new never used. 150.00

    located in Bellingham, Wa

    Shipped at buyers expense


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  2. Great for ski touring or ice climbing. Has a hood. mesh liner and full length pit zips, kevlar shoulders to decrease wear from pack straps.

    mens large

    in excellent condition

    100.00 BPAS


    RAB 3 Layer Event hardshell. Mens Large in Green. Excellent condition


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  3. Black diamond KILOWATT Ski- 175/95

    Dynafit ST Bindings

    Black diamond PRIME 3 buckle boot. size 44

    will include Basic ski bag as well for free

    475.00 obo skis/2 pair of BD skins cut for skis and bindings- in excellent shape

    250.00  obo Boots- in excellent shape/liner in good condition/Buckles in excellent shape

    700.00 obo for entire set up and free Bag

    Buyer pays actual shipping cost/ Located in Seattle,Wa

    PM with interest and i will email photos.

  4. Trip: Mt Saint Helens- - Swift glacier


    Date: 1/16/2013


    Trip Report:

    CC,Katie and I climbed an skiied this snow cone w/o the top yesterday and found various conditions troughout the course of the climb and descent.

    Left the car at 730 on skis and were able to stay mounted until aprx 7500k were we encountered wind packed snow/rhime ice and sections of blue ice with a light dust of yeao on top.without crampons it made the final 1000k slow though we managed to kick steps into the blue ice(toes are plumbs now) and summit at 130 with not another soul up there,ventured in awe along the rim and took photos of all the other volcanoes we could see- the views were amazing-traversed along the rim in an easterly direction and skiied a nice line with fairly good snow though firm and sticky at times all the way back to the car.the section through the woods was like a luge with lots of whoops and was fatiguing though the energy of a stupendous day on normally a crowded peak with amazing w/x made it all worthwhile..


    Gear Notes:

    Skis,skins, BSP and warm layers


    Approach Notes:

    bring crampons to expedite the climb up.if you cant wait for better conditions

  5. Trip: The Tooth - NE slab


    Date: 1/13/2013


    Trip Report:

    CC and I made A short day trip up this mini alpine outing that in the right conditions makes a nice alternitive to the other smaller objectives nearby. We found excellent snice on the first pitch though conditions deteriated into pockets of breakable crust over soft snow with the ocassional section of thin ice that would provide inspiring purchace,the upper ridge had some cornicing and 2 short steep steps. Signs of possibly one party the day before us were evident, this route seems VERY condition dep and we were both satified to make it happen,

    Due to the snow conditions My vocabullary resembled a drunken sailor on the ski out,but i still had fun climbing.


    Gear Notes:

    4 screws

    2 pickets


    Approach Notes:

    Fine going in-

    shitty coming down-

  6. Trip: Snoqualimie peak: - N.Y. gully


    Date: 12/14/2011


    Trip Report:

    Inspired by our friends Forrest and Kurt having good times and conditions on this climb we gave er'a go too- yesterday Dan Hilden and I managed this exciting climb in 7 hrs car>car and found it in similar conditions though I think that recent invert may have affected it some- We climbed together through the traverse pitches and from the snag tree I climbed the long corner pitch belaying on the left just past the narrow groove,Dan finished up the corner to the base of the aid pitch were we opted for the left variation(which was fun) and leaving something for round two,any takers?


    Gear Notes:

    single 60m 8.5mm




    alpine runners

    -no screws-


    Approach Notes:

    Up the Phantom slide-awesome snowpack(super crunchy!)

  7. Thanks for all the positive feedback-to clarify the accent-

    Noah T> your overline is not far off, the first arrow should go up the steep even runnel to the left- the second and third arrow should funnel through the snow ribbon/field that wishbones Rt. of the rock in the middle and the up to the big U shaped notch.from there we were on the south side of the peak for two rope lenghths bringing us to the N.Ridge were we made the traverse mostly on the W. Side to the summit..


    For the descent- down the corkscrew to the gendarme, downclimbed the couloir to the first bench, then a similar gully to the second bench angleing down and right on to a snowfield A long Westward traverse to a pass,name? then n/n.w

    traverse to the pass above bedal basin a glissade into the basin and out...wheeew dose this help?All of this was onsight,mapless in a whiteout...

  8. thanks Mike for your response..We will provide photos! we dubbed the W. face the "crystal ball wall" because of the futuristic routes that are there(though not in cond right now)- i completely agree there is bivy potential on some of those..

  9. Trip: Sloan Peak - West Face


    Date: 12/10/2011


    Trip Report:

    I have posted asking Q's regarding this awesome face though in the meantime I will summarize our accent that occured Saturday and will have Braden follow up with the photos..


    So on the lunar eclipse,Braden Downey,Will Hinkley and myself made an accent of a long snow and ice route on the Northeren aspect of the west face and IS the line of weakness to our eyes (well provide an overlay shortly) the route begins at the lowest part of the face and follows a steep ice flow aprx 950'

    up to grade 4 climbing and provided 5 full length pitches,We found fair quality ice though at times a bit runout and very

    insecure and coined pitch 4 "The Window" due to a hollow hole in the middle that I gingerly passed "puckered up" high above gear, the flow gave way to an additional 1000' of steep snow and ice to 50' mostly good neve'and solid ice that we climbed ropeless.This deposited us at a prominent notch in the north ridge, we soloed out the notch maybe 40'of easy 4th class with snow before ropeing up for a rock pitch that had a fixed yellow alien, the lead carried upward then went hard left through a very insecure series of off balance moves on really poor feet and worthless tool placements,felt 5.8/. one more lead of easy mixed and steep snice over a short but steep wind blown ridge crest saw us on the west side of the N.ridge, ropes away and the long and sometimes very exposed ridge required an additional 1000' of route finding, down climbing into a deep notch and false summits that were non the less exausting, we finally topped out just pass 3:00pm after 12 hrs on the go A brief snack,high fives and we were now racing the fading light and tempetures down the corkscrew route which none of us were familiar with, incoming clouds made rt.finding issues not so trivial and were further made difficult by nightfall and fading headlamps, the traverse over two passes and basins went supisingly well given the w/x lack of knowledged and whiteout conditions..we were relived to finally make it back to our poles were we could put ourselves in autopilot mode and make the slog back to the car and well deserved beer. I want to thank Braden and Will for an amazing time to a cool place on a fun adventure climb..This was the first time I had met Will and the first time any of had climbed together-it was the beginning of some fun things to come! photos to come soon..thanks for reading..


    "Full moon Fever"- New route?


    West Face of Sloan Peak 7835'

    Braden downey,Will hinkley,Kevin hogan

    12/10/2011-lunar eclipse






    Gear Notes:

    3 pins

    set of stoppers

    .00,green alien,orange tcu,.75,1,2,3

    8 screws

    7 draws-3 alpine,3normal,1dbl lentgh


    Approach Notes:

    Mt.loop Hwy> FR 4906> Bedal basin trail to bottom of face

    rd 4906= packed snow and ice,4x4 with some balls or chains reccomended

    Bedal basin trail= broken trail inn now

    No flotation needed

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  10. seeking Any info specifically an overview of all existing lines currently from reliable/informed people about past activity on the West facing aspect of this amazing peak! trying to dot my I's and cross my T's per say..thanks alot, kevin