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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/27/22
Northwest: --Mark Ashworth, an Oregon-based climber and one of the developers of the Flagstone Climbing Area . To read a tribute from his da...
Monday, January 24, 2022
The Super-Eight, also known as the Figure-Eight-with-Bunny-Ears and the Double Loop Eight, is a very useful knot. It is commonly used to equ...
Friday, January 21, 2022
Avalanche Rescue: Patient Care
BCA has put together a nice series of instructional videos about avalanche safety and companion rescue. In this video, avalanche instructo...
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/20/22
Northwest: --The Everett Herald is reporting that, "Stevens Pass skiers and snowboarders, frustrated by limited operations on the mount...
Monday, January 17, 2022
Avalanche Airbags and You
It was February of 2012, and three skiers were dead just outside of the Stevens Pass Ski Area in the Tunnel Creek drainage. Five people were...
Friday, January 14, 2022
The Backpack as Luggage
Air travel is a pain. And frankly, I'm sick of it. I sometimes think it would be better to drive eight hours than to take a short flig...
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/13/21
Northwest: --It seems very likely that the Glacier Creek Road, the road used to access the North Side of Mt. Baker, will remain closed at ap...
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