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A bi-monthly podcast that covers all aspects of mountaineering – from novice to expert skill levels; from trailhead to summit; and from sea level to sky.

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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 monolith... more

While the Olympic Mountains are close to Seattle, they are one of the lesser known mountaineering areas of the U.S. The Olympic Range is home to a number of high peaks, two of which are Mount Ellinor (5,952 feet), and... more

Not only is Mount Katahdin, at 5,270 feet, the tallest mountain in the state of Maine, but it also holds another lofty distinction as the northern terminus of the 2160-mile Appalachian Trail. In this In Ice Axe We Trust Podcast, Chris and... more

If you're looking for a huge peak that presents a serious mountaineering challenge, look no further than Wyoming's tallest mountain, Gannett Peak. Summit attempts on Gannett typically include at least 40 miles round trip and upwards of... more

At 12,637 feet, Humphreys Peak is the tallest mountain in Arizona. In this episode of In Ice Axe We Trust, Matt interviews Chris and two old friends of the show - John & Jes - about their recent trip to Humphreys. This round table discussion... more

New Hampshire's Mount Washington, the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River, is notorious for its intense winter storms and erratic weather. In fact, this peak is commonly known as "Home of the World's Worst Weather"... more

In Podcast #25 of In Ice Axe We Trust, Chris and Matt discuss the main route up Telescope Peak, the highest mountain in California's Death Valley. While there are multiple routes to the top of Telescope Peak, this podcast focuses on the... more

It's been called the "most unique mountaineering route in the world" and also one of the "toughest mountaineering routes in the lower 48 U.S. states" and it's no wonder - this route gains more than 11,300 feet over about 15 miles. The route... more

Lassen Peak, a 10,457-foot volcanic peak in Northern California, is the southern terminus of the Cascade Range, and is the second highest mountain in Northern CA, trailing only Mount Shasta. Like many tall mountains, climbing Lassen... more

The Grand Teton has been a top climbing and mountaineering destination for more than a century. At 13,775 ft., Grand Teton is the second tallest peak in the state of Wyoming and the tallest in the Teton Range in the northwest part of the... more

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