About Josh Houser

Josh Houser is an alpine adventure enthusiast who lives in the Pacific Northwest. He’s passionate about the outdoors, mountain climbing, photography, posting stories, and web design.

Alpine Accomplishments

  • 200+ Peaks including:
  • Alpamayo (19,512 ft, WI3, 8 Pitches)
  • Pioneering Sky Rocket Couloir, Glacier Peak Mega Circuit & Running Bear Ridge
  • Johannesburg & Burgundy Spire

Mountaineering Goals

  • Waddington
  • Mount Hunter West Ridge
  • Denali

Skills

  • Glacier and Steep Snow Climbing
  • Lead up to YDS 5.7
  • Ice Climbing WI4
  • Navigating Whiteouts and super choss

The Jack Mountain Assault: A 4 Day Epic

"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is…

Eye Candy on Chair Peak: A Beautiful Winter Hike

This Trip Report is more of a Eye Candy Report. Enjoy! 😀 It was a Wednesday Morning when we arrived…

Having the Time of my Life: A 9 Day Extravaganza through the North Cascades

"Getting up is optional, getting down is mandatory" -Ed Viesters "I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm…

Hard Pressed Success on Mount Zekes

The Final Chapter of Mount Zekes "Take risks not to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping." "Good things…

Indexing Another Attempt

Mount Index has been on my to do list for a few years now. In late February I was on…

Going for the Gold

After having a few mountaineering attempts that week I decided it was time to stay low in the mountains, with…

Getting Let Down on Mount Zekes

“There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping…

Going not so Big on Big Chiwaukum

Ever since Middle Chiwaukum I've found an interest in Big Chiwaukum. I met Wayne through nwhikers which he picked me…

Nice Day out on Mount Rainier

The trip started out when I wanted to organize a trip up Dark Peak (next to Bonanza Peak) which I…

Bouncing to the top of Frog Peak

Time Round trip: 7 Hours (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Distance: 8 Miles Elevation Gain: 2300 Feet? (Summit 4872 ft) Members: Redwic,…