Forbidden Peak

Norman our Alpinist Dog

As part of our ongoing training for the Forbidden Peak trip we were spending a lot of time in the local mountains. Norman had done so well in Bishop that we took the boy with us on one of our training hikes. He made it all the way to the ski hut on the trail up to Baldy, 2500' of gain in 2.5 miles. We were very proud parents and enjoyed passing a number of very surprised hikers.  

Because he is a Bulldog we are limited in what adventures he can partake in due to the risk of him overheating due to his smooshy face. This weekend we enjoyed a Norman paced weekend making sure our couch was still nap worthy and catching up with friends.

Interview: Jonathon Spitzer - WWJSD?

Jonathon Spitzer is a mountain guide. That really is an understatement. The most used word that Saveria and I have used to describe Jonathon to others after we met him in the North Cascades for a glacier travel/crevasse rescue 6 day course is: Awesome. As I said we only met him a short time ago, but his guidance on that trip, his instruction and knowledge really stuck with us. We are set to attempt Forbidden Peak, again in the Cascades, this September with Jonathon. He was kind enough upon returning from 14 day outing with 13 days of rain to answer some questions for us.