HHP 009: Mt Adams Climb! How to Conquer your BIG goals! Hike Healthy Podcast

How exciting to finally get a chance to conquer one of my BIG goals, to climb one of the mountains in the Cascade Range of mountains in Washington State!  I thought it was getting a little late in the season to be able to attempt a climb up Mount Adams but a friend of mine opened the door for a chance and I jumped right through! (thanks, Craig!)  This podcast features a narration from the trail and climb, complete with crunching snow, crampons and… Click on the Read More link below to continue

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Foreign Language Clip of the Day:

This is a translation of the subtitle of the Hike Healthy Podcast: “helping you take control of your lifestyle!”

The foreign language spoken in this episode is: Ibo or Igbo from Africa spoken by my friend, Amechi!


Quotes from this episode: Highly visionary companies (and I wan to add “people”) often use bold missions–what we prefer to call BHAGs (pronounced bee-hags,short for “Big Hairy Audacious Goals”)–as a particularly powerful mechanism to stimulate progress.


 

Ice axes.  You’ll also hear some other voices from the other guys on the climb.  There was Craig, Greg, Ron, Brad and me.  I’ll introduce them more in the podcast.  I hope you enjoy this episode and that it motivates you to consider big goals and stretch yourself a bit.  I mentioned a lot of equipment in the podcast, there is a link to one of my affiliates with some of the products listed.  Campsaver.com has some pretty good prices and products and if you use the link below, I’ll get a small commission. It doesn’t cost you any extra to use this link. Thank you. A bunch of pictures from the Mt. Adams climb are shown below, I hope you enjoy them!


 

Lone pine tree as we near the tree line on Mount Adams

Lone pine tree as we near the tree line on Mount Adams

 



 


 

Hearty vegetation

Hearty vegetation

Hiking up the trail to camp, foggy, drizzly, wish I had one of those duck backs on my pack!

Hiking up the trail to camp, foggy, drizzly, wish I had one of those duck backs on my pack!

Taking a quick break on our way to base camp

Taking a quick break on our way to base camp

Getting closer to camp

Getting closer to camp

Shelter rings on the way to our camp

Shelter rings on the way to our camp

On the trail!

On the trail!

Our camp site in a shelter ring

Our camp site in a shelter ring

Setting up our bivy bags

Setting up our bivy bags

Ice-cold water source from Crescent Glacier.  We scooped water into gallon zip-lock bags and then filtered.

Ice-cold water source from Crescent Glacier. We scooped water into gallon zip-lock bags and then filtered.

Brad and Craig's tent

Brad and Craig’s tent

Magnificent view from our base camp

Magnificent view from our base camp

Above the clouds

Above the clouds

Mount Hood in the distance

Mount Hood in the distance

Sunset with Mt. St. Helens

Sunset with Mt. St. Helens

Cinder cone from our base camp

Cinder cone from our base camp with textbook view of terminal moraine from Crescent Glacier

With Brad at camp

With Brad at camp

Mt. Adams peaking out from the clouds

Mt. Adams peaking out from the clouds

Me at sunset with Mt. Hood over my shoulder

Me at sunset with Mt. Hood over my shoulder (it’s getting chilly)

Sliver of the moon

Sliver of the moon

Me watching the sunset

Me watching the sunset

Beautiful sunshine to climb the mountain the next day!

Beautiful sunshine to climb the mountain the next day!

A quick break on the way up Mt. Adams

A quick break on the way up Mt. Adams

Dangerous crevasse visible on our way up

Dangerous crevasse visible on our way up

The view from the false summit across the snowfield to the true summit

The view from the false summit across the snowfield to the true summit

Me at the false summit

Me at the false summit

Approaching the summit!

Approaching the summit!

Yeah!  Summit!  behind the fire lookout building (notice the huge snow feathers!)

Yeah! Summit! behind the fire lookout building (notice the huge snow feathers!)

Summit!

Summit!

Greg, Me, Ron, and Brad at the top

Brad, Me, Greg and Ron, at the top

Summit with Mt. Rainier in the background

Summit with Mt. Rainier in the background L-R Me, Craig, Ron, and Brad

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