What is the Thai word for fun? SANUK! This brand has taken fun to a whole new level…
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The Exos 48 is a top loading technical backpack designed specifically for superlight backpacking…
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The famous rock climbing park in the Columbia River Gorge is in need of some trail maintenance. The Mazams are looking for a crew of 15-30 and will have various projects available for all different skill sets. Did we mention there will be free food & drinks! Call it incentive… Camp out for the weekend, climb and dig into some trail work! Please sign up here. More info HERE.
Over Father’s day weekend my daughter, wife and I made a special trip to a rather remote mountain lake to do the activities my dad and I did virtually every Father’s Day. Ollalie Lake Resort proved to be the perfect setting, located due north of Mount Jefferson. You start to realize just how special the place is going to be as you travel east down Highway 224 and Portland disappears into your rear-view mirror. The drive is lovely and winding, flanking the Clackamass River, but becomes a bit more adventurous as you as you turn onto the easily missed Forest… Read More »
The first ascent party (in 1938) called the mountain Elsbeth, but the name Johannesburg precedes this by a few years. Johannesberg would mean Johann’s mountain, while –burg connotes an ancient or medieval fortress or walled town. Whatever the name, this mountain is just plain bad-ass. What you see, looking up at the North side of the mountain from the road, is a massive, ragged set of ridges, cliffs, waterfalls, steep slabs and broken glaciers. “No peak in this region of the North Cascades has more notoriety than Johannesburg, whose immense North and East Faces are visible to all who enter… Read More »
As an ultralight, long distance hiker, I have long used trail running shoes as my main mode of transportation on the trail. On the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2012, and on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2105, I used the Brooks Cascadia. Currently I own a pair of the Cascadia 10′s, and love them. Recently I decided to expand my horizons and try something new. The gamble paid off, when I discovered the La Sportiva Bushido. Last Monday I went for a long hike with my new kicks. The verdict thus far: I love them! The first… Read More »
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The Mountain Shop is the oldest mountaineering, climbing, back packing, and ski shop in North America, opening its doors in Portland, Oregon over 77 years ago.
Timberline Lodge and the Mountain Shop opened for business in the same year, 1937.
The Mountain Shop originally opened its doors in 1937 as the Nestle Down Outdoor Shop, selling custom made sleeping systems. Their famous 6 ½ pound premium down sleeping system sold for $27.50.
Original owners of the Mountain Shop, Everett and Ida Darr, were part of many notable first attempts and climbs in the Pacific Northwest, including Jefferson Park Glacier, Bonanza, and St Peters Dome.
The site of present day Charlie’s Mountain View bar in Government Camp was the site of Darr's Mountain Shop, for over 25 years. During this time the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol headquarters was also housed inside.
In the late 1930’s, the Mountain Shop was contracted by the U.S. Department of Defense to build mountaineering axes and metal edge skis. This equipment was used by the 10th Mountain Division to help assist the US fight against axis powers in WWII.
In the 1970’s Mountain Shop had a second store in Sun Valley, Idaho.
In the 1980’s the Mountain Shop’s annual Pajama party didn’t start until after midnight and ran thru the middle of the night with discounts getting deeper the later you came in.
In the 1990’s the shop staff was making twin tip skis for local skiers by breaking the tails of laminate GS skis, separating the layers, regluing and clamping the tails in antique tip presses, then shaping and riveting them.
2013 Mountain Shop buys the region’s most sophisticated Alpine and Nordic ski tuning machine; the same machine and tools the U.S. Ski Team uses at the Center for Excellence in Park City Utah.
In 2013 one of only two Campi Certified bike mechanics in Oregon joins the Mountain Shop staff.
In 2013 Adventure Bike Studio opens in the Mountain Shop, specializing in gravel grinders, fat tires, full suspension Mt bikes, endurance road bikes that are all custom fit for snow bike packing to full road touring.
The professional staff at the Mountain Shop carries over 175 years of collective experience working as outdoor professionals. We have four Guides, two Ski Patrollers, Nordic and Alpine ski coaches, snowboard instructors, Alpine and Nordic Masters Racers, a certified Campi Bike Mechanic, Serrota Certified bike fitters, five Climbers, one personal trainer, two Mountain Bike Patrollers, one ultra-light thru-hiker, a cultural anthropologist, two master ski and snow board technicians, more professionally certified boot fitters than you can shake a stick at, and one kick ass ballerina shredder.