Rediscovering the World Pt.1

In the introductory meeting prior to our climb of Mt. St. Helen’s, a student leader asked us, “Why are you doing this?”  It’s a good question to ask of someone planning to suffer in potentially dangerous conditions when a perfectly good episode of House of Cards waits back home.  I looked around the room, at…

Me and the Mountain (Part Two)

We made it to the false summit and as soon as we got there I collapsed onto the snow. My body would not cooperate with my brain’s commands. We looked down toward the Southwest Chute, and both of our hearts dropped when we realized that there was too much ice in the chute to safely…

Me and the Mountain (Part One)

After a winter of spending time backcountry snowboarding and climbing Mt. Hood, being in the mountains for the weekend became a regular thing for Ted and me, although I was still fairly new to the mountaineering game. Because of this, I was still learning all the jargon when we decided to climb Mt. Adams in…

Rock Bottom

One thing you should know about our office, and by extension 90% of our staff (myself included), is that we have an unhealthy obsession with bad puns. An infatuation with invariably shitty jokes. Basically, we’re a bunch of dorks. Another thing you should know about our office, and by extension 90% of our staff (myself…

Welcome To Our Adventure!

Hello and welcome to the first installment of the Pacific University Outdoor Pursuits Adventure Blog! We are beyond stoked to have the opportunity to share our experiences with you. We hope that our stories will get you excited to get outside and make some memories of your own. Whether you are a student, and choose to…