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Pat Ormond- Climbs the Cassin Ridge

Pat Ormond- Climbs the Cassin Ridge

The Cassin Ridge route on Denali is perhaps the pinnacle of mountaineering in North America, and certainly one of the classics worldwide. Rising uninterrupted for 9000 feet right from the Kahiltna Glacier to the top of the continent, climbing the Cassin involves commitment, fitness, and the skill to climb steep, mixed terrain at altitude. This […]

The Guides Corner- Winslow Passey

The Guides Corner- Winslow Passey

-Guiding experience? I’ve guided full-time for nine years. I mostly lead mountaineering expeditions, backcountry ski tours, and teach avalanche courses. It’s been an amazing ride that’s taking me to most of the Western States, Nepal, France, Switzerland, Mongolia, Chile, Argentina, Antarctica, and Alaska. One of the best perks about the job is that the nature […]