Seven Tips for Winter Camping

By Mountain Shop

January 13, 2022

Seven Tips for Winter Camping

If you love backpacking, the change of seasons doesn’t mean you have to stop when the temps get colder. Here are some tips from Outward Bound educator, Mountain Shop staffer, and backcountry winter camping enthusiast, Ella Dean.

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The Wy'easter Race Series is back for 2022!

By Mountain Shop

January 12, 2022

The Wy'easter Race Series is back for 2022!

Join Mountain Shop at Timberline/Summit Pass on Saturday, February 26th, and then again at Ski Bowl on Sunday, February 27th to compete in the Wy'easter Skimo Race Series.

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Creating the Color the Cascades Scholarship

By Theresa Silveyra

January 6, 2022

Creating the Color the Cascades Scholarship

How do you create a scholarship for something that's important to you? Local mountaineer and Mountain Shop Ambassador Theresa Silveyra gives us a look at her experience creating the Color the Cascades Scholarship for women of color in Oregon and Washington.

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Mountain Shop Connection - January 6, 2022

January 6, 2022

Mountain Shop Connection - January 6, 2022

The Wy'easter Race Series is back for 2022! Plus, we learn all about the Color the Cascades Scholarship. All this and more in this week's edition of the Mountain Shop Connection! 

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Choosing an Avalanche Airbag

By Mountain Shop

October 28, 2021

Choosing an Avalanche Airbag

Avalanche bags are an extra safety measure to prevent a burial in an avalanche, proper training for avalanche safety is necessary before venturing out in the backcountry and potential avalanche territory. Here are Mountain Shop's top picks for Avalanche Backpacks this Season! Need more info? Tune into a presentation from Portland Mountain Rescue on November 3, 2021 by registering on our website.

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Ski Boots Hurt? Custom Insoles Could Help.

By Jessica Joyner

October 16, 2021

Ski Boots Hurt? Custom Insoles Could Help.

Custom insoles support the natural shape of your foot inside of your boot and could be a key to alleviating pain. Check out the snapshots below and follow along during the custom insole molding process!

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Backpacking | A Hidden Gem: Spider Gap in Washington's Central Cascades

By Jeremy Ray

October 7, 2021

Backpacking | A Hidden Gem: Spider Gap in Washington's Central Cascades

Usually when you tell people you are headed for a backpacking trip through Spider Gap, the response is, “Never heard of it.” It is for this reason that Spider Gap is the most underrated backpack destination in Washington. 

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Climbing | 2021 American Alpine Club Craggin Classic

By Ryan Shuler

October 1, 2021

Climbing | 2021 American Alpine Club Craggin Classic

An inside look into the American Alpine Club's 2021 Craggin Classic at Smith Rock from Mountain Shop staffer Ryan Shuler

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