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

Endless Beauty on Stetattle Ridge

"I can't have the adventure of a life time just once!" I exclaimed after having this adventure. When I first…

Endless Excitement on Eldorado Peak

The excitement never ends for me, this adventure was perhaps one of my greatest mountaineering accomplishments I have ever done,…

Morning Star Bushwhack

This was perhaps the most difficult peak of the Mountain Loop Highway that I have ever done. The trip ranged…

Winter Ascent of Mount Baker

Even though I have already climbed Mount Baker twice, it is such a lovely mountain that deserves another visit. For…

The Grand Tour: A 15 Day Mountaineering Road Trip

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." -Oliver Wendell Holmes…

The Point of No Return: A Frightening Climbing Experience

"When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you…

Rainier in a Day: A Challenging Escapade

"Do not wish for easier lives, wish to be stronger men" -John F. Kennedy "I am not an adventurer by…

Walking into a Winter Wonderland on Eldorado Peak

"Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb." -Greg…

No Escaping the Odds: Making an Attempt on Mount Rainier

This was quite the interesting trip which I learned a few important things along the way. The weather on Mount…

Getting “Lost” on Kyes: An Unexpected Overnight Stay

Often times when heading out to the mountains on a nice clear sunshiny day I don't expect things to go…