Cascades Part 2: Forbidden Peak, East Ridge

High camp in Boston Basin

After our success on Mount Baker’s snow and ice (see part 1 below,) I wanted to try my hand at a rock route. Chris originally thought that the Torment-Forbidden traverse would be a good objective, but the weather window looked a bit questionable, so we ultimately decided on a shorter objective.   We drove up… Continue reading Cascades Part 2: Forbidden Peak, East Ridge

Cascades, Part 1: Mount Baker North Ridge

Approaching the ice cliff pitches on Baker's North Ridge

I had been looking forward to a trip to the Cascades for several months.  Plane tickets bought, plans made.  I’d been training, dreaming, putting together gear lists, etc.  However, as the time to go drew near, my friend I was going with told me that he wasn’t going to be able to go.  His work… Continue reading Cascades, Part 1: Mount Baker North Ridge