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

A Day of Pure Alpine Excellence

"While there is a technical side to mountaineering, a confrontation with the raw power of the mountains that came only…

Autumn Arrives on Granite Mountain

After many days of rainy weather I been wanting to get out for yet another adventure. According to the forecast…

The Art of Mountaineering: A Series of Great Climbs

"All good things come by grace. And grace comes by art, and art does not come easy." -A River Runs…

A Reckoning Experience on Mount Rainier

“What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know, It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t…

This is my America!

After climbing Mount Pugh I wondered to myself "what do I want to do for my birthday?". Of course what…

Hiking Mount Pilchuck on the Forth of July

Me, and my friend Mark Straub have been wanting to go on a hike for quite some time, so we…

Hitch Hiking Home

It all started on a febuary afternoon of 2005, when my family was going to go on a hike to…

Beautiful Evening Walk in the Mountain Loop Highway

This was around the time that mountaineering was a distant thing. I even considered giving up mountaineering, it was something…

Vesper Peak

It started on Monday, August 4, 2008 when I came home, and heard the news that we were going for…

Cascade Pass Adventures

I have been to Cascade Pass several times, each time with its own unique experience... This is a place of…