Category Archives: Mountaineering

Sailing and Climbing the “Three Peaks” of Washington

How do you explain the attraction of the Pacific Northwest to a visitor? You might focus on the political, the cultural – or even the meteorological climate. Or you might begin with the geography – the physical shape of the … Continue reading

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2010: Sea-to-Summit of the Dominican Republic

Bike and Hike to the Highpoint of the Caribbean   C. P.Marsh After the last two winters when I only got as far as my Mexican dentist opposite Yuma, Arizona, I was keen to go outside the US for more … Continue reading

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2001: I’ll Take the Low Road–Cycling Across Death Valley

Crossing the California Desert and High Sierra             Copyright Peter J. Marsh A few days into the new year, we saw the pictures of the first ascent of the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall in Yosemite Valley by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. … Continue reading

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1996 – Everest and Me

An Armchair Guide to Everest and the Media – copyright Peter Marsh I slid back into my sleeping bag and closed my eyes, trying to remember how it used to be, when Everest really was the ultimate goal. “Mount Everest … Continue reading

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Everest ’96 Produces an Avalanche of Books

A satirical view of the Everest Cult           by Peter Marsh So you think Everest is getting crowded? You should have seen the book-signing line when David Breashears came to Portland! The man who shot the IMAX Everest film was on … Continue reading

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