Archive for the ‘Site Updates’ Category

New Gallery Pictures

There are now over four hundred photos in the gallery! Recent updates include:

  • Added a favorites gallery. Only a few pictures so far, more to come.
  • Updated the gallery for this summer’s Waddington trip and added more pictures.
  • Fixed up the World Map page – which was having some “issues”.

Latest Gallery Updates

There are more new pictures in the gallery:

These all appear on the World Map page. Next up… some more photos from the Yukon.

Normal service is now resumed

A trip to Florida, a very sketchy landing at Seattle airport, a five day power outage, and illness all caused me to be much more grateful for Christmas when it really did arrive and to not quite get around to blogging about anything.

All that is now behind us and the official winter climbing season in the Pacific Northwest is but a few days old. Let the games commence.

Thanks to CrossFit Eastside for getting the year off to a flying start with a workout that could only be described as “ugly”:

  • 100 sit-ups
  • 500m row
  • 35 jump squats
  • 25 hip extensions
  • 25 push presses
  • 20 T ball slams
  • 20 box jumps
  • 10 knees to elbows and pullups (alternating)
  • 400m run

Sixteen minutes and change of “ugly” in fact. This year’s motto:

Pain now or pain later. You choose.

More New Pictures

There are more new pictures in the gallery:

These all appear on the World Map page. If the Pacific Northwest weather continues I’ll be adding some more ice climbing pictures this weekend.

Land of the Llama

Way too nice a weekend to be writing much but here’s an article I wrote ages ago for High Mountain Sports magazine about a trip to Boliva I organized in the early 90s.

Land of the Llama

"Fat Camp" Waddington Pictures!

I’ve posted a full trip report for our “Fat Camp” trip to the Waddington Range. These are Simeon’s pictures, mine will be up as soon as I get those scanned too.

New pictures posted to the gallery

New pictures of Mount Augusta and the Northwest Couloir on Eldorado. More people too!

New home

So my blog has a slightly newer home. I’ve started hosting it in my web space along with everything else.

The new URL is

Welcome to My World

So here goes…

I finally got my act together over Christmas and setup a climbing blog. Alpine climbing is “my thing”, I’ve been at it a fair while. Here you’ll find stuff I’ve picked up over the years; tips and tricks, equipment modifications, reviews of gear, books and DVDs I liked. Plus trip reports, pictures and other writing from some of my climbing.

My adopted home is the Pacific Northwest, so there’ll be plenty of information on climbing in the Cascades.