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Join the American Alpine Club as they celebrate the past year with comradery, tasty food, and entertainment. Money raised at this event will go to the local Live Your Dream Grant, the grant for every climber and adventurer! Tickets will be available soon. Stay tuned and get excited for Saturday, May 30th at the historic Timberline Lodge with YOUR American Alpine Club!
We are delighted to announce an addition to the Mountain Shop network: KAF Adventures! An education focused guide service based in Seattle, KAF has now launched an Oregon program based here in Portland. Founded in an alternative approach to guiding that focuses on the education of their clients, KAF offers learning based opportunities in many disciplines, including Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Yoga, Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, Avalanche Education, and AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses and Exams. In the coming seasons look for KAF Adventures outings and clinics at the Mountain Shop. Meanwhile, check out their website at www.kafadventures.com for more… Read More »
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It’s that time of year when the snow is melting, spring showers have arrived, and we all want to be outdoors all the time. A spring must-have for your apparel arsenal is the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket. Weighing in at just 6.5 ounces it is one of the lightest, waterproof jackets on the market, making it the perfect just-in-case layer. Bonus Feature: The Helium II becomes super compact when stowed in its chest pocket which doubles as a convenient stuff pocket. It gets so small and is so light, that I do not hesitate to add it to my pack,… Read More »
Guest blogger, Jocelyn Gaudi, reports on her fat bike trip in early March. Jocelyn is a member of the Komorebi Cycling Team, a women’s cycling team dedicated to wandering in the right direction. On the second Saturday in March, a couple hundred cyclists gathered out front of the Holsteins Coffee in downtown The Dalles, Oregon. The crowd buzzed with caffeine influenced busyness as riders stuffed pockets with snacks and rechecked their tire pressure. I was standing on the periphery, waving to familiar faces and waiting for my fellow Mutineers to show up. The majority of this bike gang would follow… 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.