K2 World Piste Telemark Ski
"Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grass and the gentians of glacier meadows, in craggy garden nooks."
Before any trip any time of the year, including dayhikes, every individual should have the 12 Essentials in their packs. Do you have them all? Don't forget to avoid cotton, dress warm, and stay dry.
- Map of the area
- extra food
- extra warm clothes and raingear
- emergency shelter
- first aid kit
- sunglasses and sunscreen
- pocket knife
- waterproof matches, or firestarter
- Headlamp/extra batteries
- Signaling Device
- Toilet paper/blue bags
Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park
Don't know where to go or what to do?
I use the bible ... Fred Beckey's "Cascade Alpine Guide, Climbing and High Routes" In three volumes- Columbia River to Stevens Pass, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass, and Rainy Pass to Fraser River. He has every route on every mountain. Fred started climbing in the 1930's and is still active even today! For the approaches, training mountains, and bad weather summits, Ira Spring and Harvey Manning's "100 Hikes" Series is by far the best. All the other guides are based on these two. You'll also want to get "Freedom of the Hills".
Lots of people are pursuing the Bulger 100 in Washington State!
The Bulger 100 highest peaks in Washington. Scott Stephenson and Brian Bongiovanni have a nice new guide out called Summit Routes. Find more info at SummitRoutes.com
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