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Stories Beyond Basecamp: A Chuffer’s Road to Bigwall Climbing

Jun 27, 2017

For this month’s entry in our Stories Beyond Basecamp series, we’re featuring former Mountain Shop employee Tim Bemrich, who will be sharing stories and lessons he learned while preparing for bigwall climbing in the Yosemite Valley. Come down to Basecamp Brewing Co., have a beer, and enjoy this opportunity to learn about what goes into climbing a multi-pitch, multi-day bigwall route.

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Mountain Shop is looking for talented people to join our team. We specialize in providing cutting edge gear and exceptional service to Portland’s community of outdoor adventurers and athletes. Our employees are enthusiastic and knowledgeable outdoor gear-heads who are committed to outfitting our customers and helping them get out and get after it. The ideal candidate should have a high level of expertise in one or more of the following activities: Backpacking Climbing Mountain biking Mountaineering Skiing (especially Alpine Touring, Nordic, Ski Mountaineering, and/or Splitboarding) Trail running   In addition, professional experience in one of the following areas is a… Read More »

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2017 Rams Head Randonee Race Results

  The Wy’East SkiMo Series wrapped up with the Rams Head Randonee last weekend. Huge thanks to the athletes and community for supporting this series and making it such a success. Check out the results below and head over to Nic Raingsey Photography to see more photos from the race!

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Joy Break Race Day Video

Developing the Ski Mountaineering Race Series has been such a joy. Seeing the community come together to grow each race has been truly inspirational. Joy Break on April 1st had wet and windy conditions yet the racers fought on! Take a peak at this video created by Woodrow Hunt to get an idea of the series and get geared up for the final race of this years’ Wy’East Ski Mountaineering Series on April 30th at Mt Hood Meadows . Big thanks to Portland Mountain Rescue, Northwest Avalanche Center, Timberline Lodge & Ski Area, Oregon Ski Guides and NW Alpine for supporting Joy Break and enduring the wicked weather with us all.

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Josh Richards
Josh started working for the Mountain Shop 2 winters ago, right after moving to Portland. He was an intern for the Colorado Mountain School, where Josh got his AMGA SPI and AIARE level 1 in Rocky Mountain National Park. Josh grew up in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado, and has been skiing his entire life. Today,  Josh also guides for the Portland Rock Gym and loves his time at Base Camp. Josh would love to go on international adventure, as soon as he’s finished adventuring in the Pacific Northwest.  


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