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El Capitan | Podcast 31

Rising 7,573 feet over Yosemite Valley, El Capitan is one of the two iconic mountains of the valley, and of Yosemite National Park as a whole. With over 3,000 feet of vertical elevation gain, the chief is an imposing granite ... Read More
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Mount Adams, Washington

Mount Adams is an active volcano in the Cascade Range that is the second-tallest peak in the state of Washington. Adams, a member of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, stands 12,281 feet tall and is the third-tallest mountain in the Cascades.Read More
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Cairn – A monthly outdoors subscription box

For this gear post, I'm going to deviate from my norm of writing up gear lists for specific peaks and talk about gear in a way that's a little different than usual. Read More
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Wheeler Peak, New Mexico

Wheeler Peak is the tallest mountain in the U.S. state of New Mexico, clocking in at 13,167 feet in the north-central part of the state.Read More
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Brokeoff Mountain

Brokeoff Mountain is the second highest peak in Lassen National Park at 9,235 feed and is connected to the park's highest peak, Lassen Peak.Read More
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Mount Sneffels

Mount Sneffels is a 14er that resides just a few miles from Ouray, CO in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of Colorado's San Juan Mountains.Read More
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Mount Si Trail, Mount Si

Time of year to climb: All year. Route: Mount Si Trail. Trail distance: 8 miles round trip. Elevation change (estimate): 3,700 feet.Read More
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Gannett Peak, Wyoming Highpoint

Gannett Peak stands tall in the state of Wyoming at 13,804 feet. Not only is Gannett the tallest mountain in Wyoming, but it is the fourth tallest U.S. state highpoint in the contiguous U.S.Read More
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Mount Katahdin

Mount Katahdin, the tallest mountain in Maine at 5,270 feet, also holds another lofty distinction as the northern terminus of the 2160-mile Appalachian Trail.Read More
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Northwest Ridge Route, Blanca Peak

Time of year to climb: All year, more popular in summer. Route: Northwest Ridge Route, Blanca Peak. Trail distance: Variable (depending on 4-wheel drive skills). Elevation change (estimate): 6,500 feet.Read More
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Gannett Peak | Podcast 28

In Podcast #28 of In Ice Axe We Trust, Matt and Chris talk with special guest Anh (Summit Air) about her solo ascent of Gannett. Anh fills us in on what was involved in scaling such a remote mountain.Read More
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Fire Access Road Route, Rogers Peak

Time of year to climb: All year. Route: Fire Access Road Route, Rogers Peak. Trail distance: 3 miles round trip (estimated). Elevation change: 1,800 feet.Read More
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Northwest Ridge Route, Mt. Belford

Route: Northwest Ridge Route, Mt. Belford. Time of Year to Climb: All Year. Trail Distance: 8 miles roundtrip. Elevation Change (estimate): 4,500 feet.Read More
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Granite Mountain, Washington

Granite Mountain is a 5,633-foot peak in the Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest in the Cascade Range that resides in North Bend, WA, about 50 miles east of Seattle.Read More
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Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch, August 2012

Date of climb: August 11, 2012. Route: Avalanche Gulch Route. Trail distance (estimate): 11 miles roundtrip. Elevation change (estimate): 7,300 ft.Read More
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Middle Fork Trail Route, Wheeler Peak (NM)

Time of year to climb: All year, but winter brings additional challenges Route: Middle Fork Trail, Wheeler Peak Trail distance: 16 miles round trip Elevation change (estimate): 3,500 feet Wheeler Peak (NM) via the Middle Fork Trail Standing tall in ... Read More
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Mount Ellinor & Mount Washington (WA) | Podcast 30

In Podcast #29 of In Ice Axe We Trust, Matt and Chris talk with Douglas from Exotic Hikes about climbing two of the taller peaks in the Olympic Range in Washington.Read More
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Mount Sneffels via Yankee Boy Basin

The summit of Mount Sneffels is generally gained from one of two routes – the standard route from Yankee Boy Basin up its main gully, or via the southwest ridge, also accessible from Yankee Boy Basin.Read More
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Grand Teton

At 13,775 the Grand Teton is the highest point in both the Teton Range and the highest point in Grand Teton National Park. Seperately, it is the second highest peak in Wyoming.Read More
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Mount Si

Mount Si is a relatively small Cascade Range peak just outside of Seattle, WA that has a big reputation, as it is known to be one of the most frequently visited mountains in the Puget Sound region.Read More
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Mount Katahdin | Podcast 29

In Podcast #29 of In Ice Axe We Trust, Matt and Chris talk with Daren from Northeast Hikes about Maine's tallest mountain, which also happens to be the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.Read More
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Blanca Peak, September 2011

One of the earliest lessons learned in mountaineering is to always have yourself prepared for unforeseen circumstances. Depending on the season we are climbing, we generally know what these things can entail.Read More
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Blanca Peak

In a state known for tall mountains, Blanca Peak still stands taller than most. At 14,345 feet, Blanca Peak is the fourth highest mountain in Colorado, and is located in the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains.Read More
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Gannett Peak

Gannett Peak may not be the most famous peak in Wyoming, but, at 13,804 feet it is the tallest mountain in the state.Read More
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