Bivies, Bacon and Alpine Bliss

By Blake Herrington, 19 November 2012

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    19 November 2012


    Blake Herrington


    Alpine & Ice Climbing

Blake Herrington breaks Cascades alpine climbing down to the basics with Sol Workin and Scott Bennett. Putting up first ascents in BC and Washington’s Cascades requires strength, skill, tenacity, great partners, and hearty breakfasts of bacon and mushrooms (aka vehicles for bacon grease delivery). New routes, old classics; get psyched for the season. 

Blake Herrington

Leavenworth, WA

Blake Herrington learned to climb as a teenager while working for a small bakery in North Cascades National Park. His first trips into the mountains instilled in him a familiarity with untraveled alpine choss and a love for remote peaks. Now in his mid-20s, Blake has lived in Denver and Bellingham, before recently settling into the mountain town of Leavenworth, Wash. He has established over two-dozen new alpine routes or first free ascents from Alaska, to Colorado to Argentina.

Blake is also a widely-published author, having contributed articles to Alpinist, Climbing and Rock & Ice. He has climbed sport and traditional pitches up to 5.13a, but considers diverse alpine routes the most engaging and inspiring sub-set of climbing. Despite savoring the alpine cooking of many climbing partners, he counts himself among the best camp chefs he’s had the opportunity to climb with.

Alpine & Ice Climbing