• Reengage

    Mount Shasta

    September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Reengage Uncategorized

    It’s been on my mind lately. Getting back into the things that make me happy and that I find joy in. So much has been going on these past few years…things that have kept me away from the mountains and the pursuit of these loftier goals. Even recently, things just continue to stack on. I …

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  • Planning New Adventures

    February 9, 2017 Comments Off on Planning New Adventures Uncategorized

    I have been watching some documentaries on backcountry snowboarding and ski/snowboard mountaineering.  It is something Tim and I talked about doing.  Shifting our focus from just big mountains to more adventure style trips that we can do without having to plan years in advance or spend a small fortune, or take

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  • Getting Back Into It

    January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Getting Back Into It Uncategorized

    Man so much has happened since Rainier.  Tim and his wife welcomed their first child into the world, Tim got a new job, and they are all settling down in Seattle.  I actually flew up there back in August and we proceeded to have an amazing time as always.  It’s amazing how quickly that time …

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  • Looking Back

    Patrick M. Roskam

    July 16, 2016 Comments Off on Looking Back Uncategorized

    I have finally made myself sit down and go through some of the pictures that I took while Tim and I were on Rainier and the road.  It still amazes me that the feeling of adventure comes jumping back into me when just seeing simple images and them sparking the memories of those places.  As …

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  • Rainier

    May 4, 2016 Comments Off on Rainier Uncategorized

    Rainier + the extra week on the road was awesome. Pat and I always have such a good time together. I flew into LAX on a Thursday and Friday we made our way north. The Rainier Expedition Skills Seminar started that Sunday. We were on the mountain for just shy of a week, learned a …

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  • The Why

    February 4, 2016 Comments Off on The Why Uncategorized

    Training has been off and on for the past two months. Once the weather turned cold in Toronto I stopped biking to work and indoor climbing in lieu of training specifically for Rainier and the other climbs we are going to do in April. Skipping out of training has been easy because the why is …

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  • Mt San Jacinto

    November 22, 2015 Comments Off on Mt San Jacinto Uncategorized

    Our November climb went off without a hitch. I had traveled to San Francisco for a work conference and then jumped a flight to Southern California. We took off for Mt San Jacinto Saturday morning on time and well rested. There was a bit of a problem with the self issue permits and the lady …

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  • Excited for Winter

    September 12, 2015 Comments Off on Excited for Winter Uncategorized

    I’m so excited for this winter. As Pat mentioned we are committed to the RMI training on Mt Rainier in April, with a chance to summit if the weather is good. Training will be 1 week but we are planning to take 2 weeks off and road trip from southern California to Washington, climbing and …

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  • A New Kind of Commitment

    Mt. Rainier Confirmation

    August 25, 2015 Comments Off on A New Kind of Commitment Uncategorized

    It is amazing what actually planning and locking something in can do to boost the mind and how one views day to day tasks.  I have been completely slacking in my training and conditioning.  I learned how important that conditioning is when we attempted Keersarge Pass a few months ago and told myself that I …

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  • Outdoor climbing

    August 22, 2015 Comments Off on Outdoor climbing Uncategorized

    I did rock climbing outdoors for the first time last week. We went with a group from the office, a few of which are experienced outdoor climbers. It was a great time but, for me, unlike climbing indoors which is prescriptive. I found myself often with bend arms and frantically searching for good holds. I …

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