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202.25 Miles

200 miles of pedaling, blistering sun, and pain. This is what I think about as I pack for the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, wondering what the heck did I get myself into. About 3 months ago signing up for the STP had sounded like a good idea. Back then 90 days seemed… Read More »

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Garmont Cosmos Issues

Dec 11, 2012 UPDATE: We had some down time in the shop, and decided to actually put the Cosmos to the ASTM Machine and see what the exact release values where. We looked at the Cosmos compared to the Scarpa Pegasus, we also looked at old and new Dynafit binding toe pieces, release in tour… Read More »

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Wild Country Helium Carabiner & Quickdraw Recall Notice

From Wild Country: For the safety of all of our customers we are issuing an immediate recall of certain batches of the Wild Country Helium carabiner and Helium quickdraws made with these carabiners. It has been established that all of the affected carabiners were delivered after July 15th 2012. If you own a Wild Country… Read More »

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Winter and Holiday Hours

In our continued efforts to provide our customers with the best service and convenience, we will be extending our store hours beginning Thursday December 13. Our new weekly hours will be: Thursday & Friday 10am – 9pm Saturday – Wednesday 10am – 7pm These hours will remain in effect through Martin Luther King Weekend (1/21/13),… Read More »

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Wild Country Ropeman 3 Voluntary Recall

VOLUNTARY RECALL NOTICE WILD COUNTRY ROPEMAN 3 29th October 2012 For the safety of all of our customers we are issuing an immediate recall of the Wild Country Ropeman 3. If you own a Wild Country Ropeman 3 please read this notice carefully and follow the instructions “How to Return the Product”. Reason for the… Read More »

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NEW! Alien Cams

Mountain Shop is proud to be the exclusive retailer for Alien Cams in Portland! After Colorado Custom Hardware (CCH) stopped manufacturing the greatly desired Aliens, there was a void to be filled. Trusted climbing manufacturer Fixe Hardware, based in California, bought the patents and began manufacturing out of their factory in Spain. With the saturation… Read More »

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Good Outlook for PNW Ski Mountaineering Season

With the late season boost in snowpack it looks like May, June, and even July will be prime for skiing in the NW high country. With the ski areas winding down with plenty of snowpack there are a lot of opportunities to keep skiing. Here at the Mountain Shop, we are stocked up with the… Read More »

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NW Alpine – Exclusively @ Mountain Shop

As we mentioned last month, we are dedicated to bringing our customers the best gear possible, especially when that gear is made locally (see our Cilo Gear post). With that in mind, we here at Mountain Shop are proud to introduce NW Alpine, a small company based in Portland, Oregon. NW Alpine began with the… Read More »

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Oregon Field Guide – Mount Hood: Climbing Oregon’s Highest Peak

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB) Oregon Field Guide, recently aired a special on climbing Mount Hood. The half hour special titled “Mount Hood: Climbing Oregon’s Highest Peak,” takes a look at the history of Mount Hood’s notable climbs, climbers, characters and tragedies. It recieved great reviews from all of us here at the shop, and, more… Read More »

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Cilo Gear

In our continued effort to bring you the very best quality and highest performance gear, we’re very proud to announce our exclusive partnership with CiloGear. CiloGear (pronounced chee-low) makes some of the highest quality climbing and mountaineering packs on the market. With top notch fabrics, bomb-proof construction and designs that work flawlessly. Not good enough,… Read More »

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Backcountry skiing in Oregon and the Northwest

Winter is making its way to the Northwest and it is time to start thinking about strapping on the skis and skins. Sliding over the snow on skis remains one of the most enjoyable and effecient ways to travel in the mountains. We have been gearing up at the Mountain Shop with all the best… Read More »

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New Rental Avalanche Transceivers!

You asked for them, we delivered. We just received 6 new avalanche transceivers for you to rent. This now brings our total number of transceivers for rent up to 9, with 10 more coming this fall! The new BCA Tracker 2′s (which we also sell) are available to rent for $15/ 2 nights and $5/… Read More »

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