12.5 Miles. 7,000 feet. 10 hours 47 minutes. For the next installment of our Stories Beyond Basecamp Speaker Series, we are excited to present ski-mountaineer and Mountain Shop Ambassador Ben McKinley. Ben will be sharing a story, photos and tips from his latest adventure circumnavigating Mount Hood with a team of other local mountain athletes. Come on down to Base Camp Brewing Company on May 30th, have a beer, and learn about ski mountaineering on Wy’East!
The Wy’East SkiMo Series wrapped up with the Rams Head Randonee last weekend. Huge thanks to the athletes and community for supporting this series and making it such a success. Check out the results below and head over to Nic Raingsey Photography to see more photos from the race!
Developing the Ski Mountaineering Race Series has been such a joy. Seeing the community come together to grow each race has been truly inspirational. Joy Break on April 1st had wet and windy conditions yet the racers fought on! Take a peak at this video created by Woodrow Hunt to get an idea of the series and get geared up for the final race of this years’ Wy’East Ski Mountaineering Series on April 30th at Mt Hood Meadows . Big thanks to Portland Mountain Rescue, Northwest Avalanche Center, Timberline Lodge & Ski Area, Oregon Ski Guides and NW Alpine for supporting Joy Break and enduring the wicked weather with us all.
Just Right: A Couple’s Trip on the Three Sisters Nordic Traverse Written By: Willie McBride of Wy’East Wolfpack If you’re an passionate outdoor enthusiast who plans to be so into old age, finding a life partner who enjoys equals levels of “roughing it” can be daunting. Even if you do find an eventual match, the early days of adventuring together can be a delicate balance. On one hand, you want them to know what kind of potential craziness they might expect over the years; on the other, if you go too big too soon, you may scare them off and… Read More »
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