Posts in Mountaineering
Your Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch - California Fourteener

Your Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch - California Fourteener - Mount Shasta is the 5th tallest mountain in California and has many trails that lead to it's summit. Most trails to the top of Mount Shasta require technical Mountaineering skills (meaning beginners should go guided), but it is still an awesome peak to add to your bucket list. This particular guide goes over the details of climbing Mt Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route (one of the easier routes up the Mountain). Check out my full guide to this beautiful area and this California classic peak! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Adventure Backpacking Interviews: From Overpacked Backpacker to Ultralight Peak-Bagging Machine - Daniel

Adventure Backpacking Interviews: From Overpacked Backpacker to Ultralight Peak-Bagging Machine - Daniel | Interview with one of my good friends Daniel and his journey from being a newer, overpacked backpacker to an all out peak-bagging machine in less than one year. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Adventure Backpacking Interviews: From Backpacking Novice to Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro - Ashima

Adventure Backpacking Interviews: From Backpacking Novice to Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro - Ashima | Interview with one of my best friends discussing how she transformed her life through backpacking and outdoor adventure. The message here is STRONG my friend, I hope you find it inspires you to push yourself and become whomever you truly dream of becoming. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Mountaineering Basics: How to Get Into Mountaineering

Mountaineering Basics: How to Get Into Mountaineering | If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I want to be a mountaineer” but don’t know where to start, then this article is perfect for you. In this article we go over 15 tips on mountaineering for beginners and how to get started mountaineering. It can feel overwhelming at first, but if you are dedicating to learning, mountaineering can be an extremely rewarding sport. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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7 Tips to Hiking and Summiting Your First Fourteener Mountain

7 Tips to Hiking & Summiting Your First Fourteener | Some consider climbing a 14er one of the ultimate hiking achievements, and there are over 96 total 14,000 ft. peaks in the United States! In this post I review planning, training, and 7 tips to set yourself up for a successful summit of a 14er mountain. With a bit of planning and training, you'll reach heights you never thought were imaginable! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Training Update: End of 8 week Transition Period, Beginning of a 16 week Base Period

I bet you were thinking I'd have given up on my training experiment by now (using the methods and program described by the book Training for the New Alpinism). Although I missed a couple of planned days here and there, I mostly stuck to my 8 week transition period plan. Woo hoo! And shame on you for not believing in me.

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Ben Lomond Mountain, There and Back Again

Not all who suffer do so unwillingly. In fact, last weekend I spent 14 hours with about 20 or so people who chose to spend their Saturday's doing that exact thing. Suffering. The Utah Climbing Club. The group of people I look forward to seeing once a month to suffer with somewhere on a mountain in pursuit of summits. Summits that don't necessarily mean much to anyone except for ourselves, and they only mean so much to us because of the hard work and sweat we put into achieving them.

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Winter Ascent of Grays Peak, Colorado

I must seem like a crazy person. Who in their right mind would drive 15 hours on a Friday to spend 14 long hard hours on a winter ascent of a mountain on Saturday and then drive back 15 hours Sunday? Welp, three of us thought it was a good idea I guess... and despite the mountain kicking our butts, I'd say it was (mostly) worth it.

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Winter Ascent Mountaineers Route to Mount Whitney, Highest Peak in the Lower 48

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Such is Mount Whitney. This mountain challenged me so much, that it has taken a little over a week now for me to spend energy writing about it. I literally took all of last week off to be lazy and even went to Vegas this past weekend for a complete change of pace.

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