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Mount Washington Winter Ascent – Gear Guide

Dale and I had a great time climbing Mount Washington this winter. You can read our trip report here. Below is a list of gear recommendations. I tried to include things that worked well as well as things that could have been better.   Jacket: Marmot Dena and Mountain Hardwear Nilas I brought the Marmot […]

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Mount Washington Winter Ascent – Trip Report

I’ve been bugging Dale to climb Mount Washington with me all winter, and we finally made it happen on March 4, 2016. I had done this trek once before in the winter of 2012, and now I wanted to share the experience with Dale. Bangor has had an extremely mild winter this year, and we […]

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Sarah’s Gear Guide for Mount Elbrus

I spent a lot of time researching gear for my climb on Mount Elbrus, and I wanted to share my experiences of that gear (good and bad) with you. I had a decent collection of winter gear already, but I wanted to make sure I was prepared for the worst possible conditions. Even though Mount […]

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Sunday River’s North American Wife Starving Championship

This is part two of our story on the North American Wife Carrying Championship. Read Dale’s story here.     When I heard about the North American Wife Carrying Championship, I immediately asked Dale if he wanted to do it with me. Dale and I love to have a good time, whether it involves getting […]

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Let’s cross the rubicon again

By the time I had clicked on my headlamp I was already starting to feel better about my decision to do a midnight run through the Bangor City Forest. Committing to be a part of one of Dale’s adventures always seems to happen in phases for me. When he first describes a rough outline of […]

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The Art of Losing

Losing.  How is losing supposed to feel?  When talking to my friend Barry we often speak of competing and the winning and losing that comes with it.  Can losing be OK?  With great suffering comes great and clear thinking. Last year, according to what has now become legend, Mark Ranco and Bill Anderson paddled the Baskahegan […]

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Mount Elbrus Day 5 – Going Down

Today we had breakfast at Base Camp and then started to get ready to descend down into the valley. The chairlift didn’t start running until 10am, so I walked around camp for a little bit. I went over to the old barrels and noticed there were lots of flags up. I went over to one […]

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Mount Elbrus Day 4 – Summit Day!

Okay. I have this question that I’ve been pondering for a few days, and it’s really irritating me. How in the world is a girl supposed to pee on a glacier? If I’m hiking on a glacier and I have to pee, there is nowhere I can hide, and everybody above, below, left, and right […]

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Mount Elbrus Day 3 – Practice. Relax. Anticipate.

We had breakfast at 9 today, and then headed off for some “practice” at 11. It has been snowing all night, and it was still snowing when we woke up. There is absolutely no visibility, and it is very cold. It took a lot of motivation to get out of my sleeping bag this morning. […]

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Mount Elbrus Day 2 – A day for acclimating

I was very warm last night. That hot water bottle really did the trick.  It rained most of the night, which meant it was snowing higher up on the mountain. Either way, I woke up with a beautiful view.     Roman wanted us to get another acclimatization in today since we didn’t go as […]

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