Category Archives: Mountaineering

I’ve done a lot of mountaineering – at one time my most inspiring outdoor pursuit

Yosemite National Park – The High Sierras

The northern boundary of Yosemite National Park follows a ridge that runs east/west, and starts, on the west, with Tower Peak, and then continues eastward with Ehrnbeck Peak, Crown Point, Slide Mountain, the Sawtooth Ridge and Matterhorn Peak. Tower Peak … Continue reading

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Vintage Snow and Ice Climbing Tools

Seen here are the ice axe and crampons I purchased in Chamonix, France, in the summer of 1962. Chamonix is the alpine climbing center of Europe, located in a deep valley at the foot of Mt. Blanc and the vertiginous Aiguilles (Needles) … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos, April, 2016 – ABQ to Oak and Portland to ABQ

On April 28, 2016, Kathy and I flew to Oakland, to celebrate my son Ethan’s marriage to Florence (Flo) Landau. The wedding took place in Sonoma County, and this is the link to that post: https://believesteve.org/2016/05/04/ethan-and-flo-marry-april-30-2016/ But this post is … Continue reading

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The Tetons – Summer, 1960

I went to the Tetons for the express purpose of learning to climb, and I did so by attending the Exum Mountain Guides climbing school, shortly after I arrived. I had secured a job at the Jackson Lake Lodge, as the fountain … Continue reading

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Mountaineering – Summer, 1961

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Fall 1960 – Fishing and Climbing with Rick Horn, Road Trip with Bill Briggs and then to “The Valley”

I spent the summer of 1960 in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, working at the Jackson Lake Lodge. I went to the Tetons to learn to climb. and attended the Exum climbing school soon after arrival. Then I began climbing on … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter – Newspaper Articles etc., 1971-3

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Southwest Outward Bound School, 1979 – Student writing etc.

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Colorado Outward Bound School, Elk Mountains, 1975

On my return to COBS, I taught courses out of Marble, where I had first worked in 1966. Here is my Flickr collection: And here is a student’s letter praising me to the skies!

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Southwest Outward Bound School, Pecos Wilderness, NM, 1979

Southwest Outward Bound school, which was headquartered in Santa Fe, ran courses in the Pecos Wilderness, NM, along with the Gila. Here is my Flickr collection from a Pecos Wilderness course in 1979.  

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