To An Athlete Dying Young and Tyler Heilman

The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. (the […]

Three Fingered Jack from the east

Radical 1 Improvements Quadrat.indd

Dynafit offers free update for 11/12 Radical Heels

We received a press release regarding a problem with 2011/12  Dynafit bindings in the RADICAL series, including RADICAL ST, RADICAL FT, and SPEED RADICAL. Although the problem has been know about for some time, in the backcountry skiing community, and doesn’t effect the descending release ability of the heel piece, […]

La Sportiva Core High Gore-Tex Boot Review

They’re a little weird looking, out of the box, and the first day on your feet. Rubber galoshes or reptile skin comes to mind. But, the La Sportiva Core High GTX hiking boots are really a giant step forward in hiking boot technology. I had the pleasure of wearing them […]


Yvon Chouinard

The Way I Work: Yvon Chouinard, Excerpts from the founder of Patagonia

Patagonia’s founder still loves to blaze a trail. He takes copious time off, lets employees manage themselves, and tells customers not to buy his products. Here are some excerpts we enjoyed from Yvon’s chat with Inc. I spend very little time working on the clothing lines these days. They are […]

OMC Staff Recommends Caution in the Hills After Mt. Hood Climbing Accident

With a record low snow pack this spring season, combined with an early arrival of temperatures more reminiscent of August than mid-June, the climbing window for safe and enjoyable ascents in the High Cascades may be drawing to an early close. Deep runnels have recently been experienced in remnant snow […]

Deschutes Land Trust Summer Events

Headed to Central Oregon for a vacation this summer? Want to take a hike and learn something along the trail? The Deschutes Land Trust has protected lands with some of the best hiking in Central Oregon, and offer hikes and events on their protected lands. I spent last Saturday morning […]


Long day in the Sunshine

On Monday, April 20th, 2015, some great times were had on Mt Hood’s North side. Sven, Mark and myself all work at Portland’s Oregon Mountain Community and have climbed together in the past. We had previously discussed a desire to climb the Sunshine route and when a weather window opened […]