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  1. Wow! Looks like a great trip - I look forward to the captions for more context, but dang the routes really do like fun. And it's so nice that you were able to enlist a NatGeo photographer to tie in with you guys
  2. Awesome TR! Really dig the video component, too - nice work. Looks like you all had a great outing!
  3. Sicko! Great TR and images... it looks like you two had *perfect* conditions up there. Such a beautiful climb on the ridge, with plenty of airy feelings and spectacular views. Well done!!
  4. [TR] Mt Hood - North Face 05/01/2019

  5. [TR] Dragontail Peak - Triple couloirs 03/31/2019

    Sweet! Nice work and great images.
  6. Mt Hood

    Not really worthy of a TR as it is climbed so very often, but I went up the Old Chute route on March 30th with a buddy. I figured I should return the beta favor above and put up some pics, with the goal of at least stoking the fire for others. We took advantage of a clearing weather window that opened just before midnight the 29th, was supposed to last around 12 hours, and ended up lasting 2 days. Typical Hood day of leaving the parking lot bivy around 1:45 am, climbing under a sea of stars, 3-10 degrees F until the sun came up, summiting in the morning hours, returning in the early afternoon under sun and 50s-60s. Made a half-dozen new friends breaking trail through the Old Chute... the really fun side of a "social route". Snow conditions were *perfect* for climbing/glissading/sliding/shenanigans, with all of the upper mountain wiped clean by the hash of light storms earlier that week. Plenty of skiers and snowboarders making it look reallllll good on the way down. People appeared on the summit from seemingly every aspect while we hung out on the summit. A+ day. Some pics: Climbing under starlight/headlights: Just before sunrise near Devil's Kitchen: Sunrise mountain shadow from the Hogsback: Looking down from our lookout/ski hide-away just under the Old Chute finish: Summit views to the North: My buddy Max down-climbing the steepest bit of the Old Chute: So many routes were re-opened that day! Tracks leading to/from many of the more technical South Side routes:
  7. Mt Hood

    Nice. Thanks for the info. Looks like we'll get a little break in this salty but not severe weather late Friday and early Saturday. We'll see!
  8. Is there a way to see/revive these images? The links seem to be broken..
  9. Mt Hood

    Planning a visit to the summit early the morning of the 30th. Looking for beta on snow/ice conditions for the South side routes - anyone been up since the warm temps started last week? Snow conditions on the Old Chute looking consolidated? If anyone is heading up this weekend, could you please take some pics/notes and post back here? Pints of gratitude for your efforts...
  10. Way to hang with it, despite that snow pack! That's deeeep! Looks like you really earned that quality ice with your wallowing down low. I'm guessing there's been some consolidation since your pictures, but here's hoping the warm temps over the next 10-14 days don't up the avy danger or ruin the snowpack otherwise - planning a visit at the end of the month.
  11. [TR] Mt Jefferson - South Ridge 10/22/2018

    Just finding this TR - awesome solo effort and great storytelling - congrats on the Jeff summit and thanks for the tour!
  12. Sicko! The conditions look primo. Nice work, fellas, and thanks for the photo tour!
  13. @lunger Thanks! I'm glad to stoke memories for anyone. And agreed: the whole Avalanche Canyon zone is spectacular, and the hemmed-in feeling up there has me already dreaming of heading back up there someday. The ridges of Inner Constance alone beckon a visit for this guy. With the price of admission (the hike/forest scramble up Constance Creek) I think it does stay pretty quiet up there. I'd love to head up there for spring skiing some time, but I have to admit the local relief and the name of the place make it a spicier prospect than many others! Cheers
  14. @OlympicMtnBoy Hey, my pleasure. The sense of freedom and wildness up there were palpable - had to share! @Wildearth Thanks for the compliments... the scenery made photos/video easy! What an adventure. The airy feelings from the ridge still make my hands sweat. Cheers!