Saturday, January 11, 2014

2013 picture recap of my year in the mountains

Despite being trapped in Pullman, WA in grad school for much of 2013, I was able to get out and have a lot of fun.  The following pictures are some of the highlights of my year in the mountains...

Winter attempt up Mt. Hood with Ryan and Alan in January
Rock climbing at Granite Point in February
Skiing with my old man in February
Adventure climbing and skiing in the dark in the Wasatch in February
Climbing at the Idaho rock gym in February
Weekend excursion with Will in March
12 hours driving for an awesome 6 hour hike and ski up to Camp Muir
Mt. Rainier in March
Mt. Rainier in May with Ryan and our new friend, Matt
Mt. Rainier summit selfie (#2 for me) 
Getting innovative to shave miles off the approach on Mt. Baker in May
Perfect conditions on Coleman Deming route on Mt. Baker in May  
Panorama from M. Baker summit in May
This guy
Climbing in the Wasatch in May (Schoolroom)
Trail running in the Wasatch
More climbing in little cottonwood (Perhaps)
Hiking Grandeur Peak with Joel in June
Bells Canyon waterfall on our way to climb some routes in June
West Slabs with Brent in June (my 3rd time) 
Pheifferhorn with Luke and Joel 
Sleeping in a parking lot with Brent
Sleeping on some rocks at 12,000 ft with Brent
Palisades in June
Palisade Traverse (5.9 IV) - 5 14,000 ft. peaks in one day with Brent 
Early morning approach to start the Palisade Traverse in June
Looking back at the traverse we just finished.  Just had to get down now.
Hiking in the Unitas with Joel and Ethan
The approach to the Grand Teton up Garnet Canyon  
Climbing the 3rd pitch of the Lower Exum route on the Grand Teton
About to get stormed off the Grand with Brent
Cirque of the Towers, July
Camping in the Cirque of the Towers after a long hike in and a route up Pingora
A super fun and airy traverse pitch on Wolff's Head
Lunch break on our long approach to Gannett Peak in August with Phil, Matt, and John
Dawn at Gannett Peak in August
Climbing ultra steep snow above a gapping bergshrund with Phil and John
Top of Wyoming on Gannett Peak in August
Rafting the Payette River in August
Top of Mt. Adams in September with Will
4 am start to round 2 attempt around Mt. Rainier in under 48 hours 
45 mile day around Mt. Rainier with Will and Michael
Peakbagging with Will in the Stuart Range in October
Backcountry skiing on Thanksgiving Day in Snake Creek Canyon
Thesis defense in December
New Years Eve climb of the North Ridge of Pheifferhorn