Climbing for more than a summit
Join us as we climb towards a world where finances
no longer influence the quality of care children receive
Every Friday morning we meet up at Vertical World Seattle from 6-8:00 AM for climbing! We bring the coffee and have themes for each week (updated on the FB event page, as well as our instagram @peaksoflife), so come join us for caffeine and fun.
Join us as we spend a day sharpening our mountain skills. We will be going over how to build snow anchors, use prusiks, construct a z-pulley, and many other skills that are essential to performing an effective and efficient crevasse rescue. No prior experience is needed for this course.
Miss our first crevasse rescue course? Come to this one!
Washington's second highest peak is the perfect spot to train for a climb up Mt Rainier or Mt Baker. We will head up the normal route, which presents climbers with steep snow and lots of elevation but does not have the dangers of crevasses, rock fall, and seracs.
There are many ways up Mt Rainier but this has to be one of the best. The Kautz is a less traveled and more technical route that is great for climbers who are proficient with glacier travel and looking to escape the crowds and take on a more challenging trip.
This trip up the classic Disappointment Cleaver is for climbers who are familiar with the route, proficient in glacier travel and have an exceptional level of fitness. This climb will be done light and fast in a single push from car to car.
Without a doubt one of Washington's most beautiful mountains, Shuksan is also one of the most fun to climb. The Fischer Chimney route offers steep snow, serious glacier travel, rock scrambling, and the best views of the N Cascades!
This exclusively women's climb is one of our favorites! This year the ladies team will take on Rainier's second most popular route the Emmons Glacier. While steeper and longer than the DC route the Emmons Glacier offers climbers a straighter path to the top and the most spectacular perspective of just how big some of these glaciers are!
There are few places in the world where you get to see the ocean, walk through a rain forest, cross a glacier and go rock climbing over a single weekend trip! But that is exactly what you do when climbing Washington's glorious Mt. Olympus. This is a long journey and requires a very high level of fitness, however, the technical challenges are lower than Mt. Rainier or Mt Baker.
We love Mt Baker in August! The glaciers are dramatic, the wildflowers cover heliotrope ridge, mountain goats watch climbers, and waterfalls are everywhere! At only 10,781' Baker offers all of the Beauty or Rainier with less of the physical stress associated with altitude. On this climb, we will head up the classic Coleman Deming route over two days. Participants will need to be proficient in glacier travel and have a high level of fitness.
Mark your calendar for our fourth annual Gala! Join us on a journey through the Cascades to support the Patients at Seattle Children's Hospital who are currently on their own expeditions towards health, happiness, and success.
Stay tuned for the more events to be added to 2018 Calendar!
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Christina Dennison All Women's DC Rainier Climb, 2017