Throwback Thursday: The Feathered Friends Photo Archives

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A dusty green binder lay in the corner of the office, a forgotten treasure trove of images from the early adventures of Feathered Friends on big mountains.

The binder is a jumble of slides, negatives, and faded prints. Holding slides up to the light of my computer monitor, I discovered pictures of ice falls and blue skies. Upon further inspection, handwritten labels revealed words like “Everest, K2, and 8,000” hinting at the big adventures documented in the tiny images.

Starting in the 1970’s, the pictures recount ascents in the local Cascade Mountains to expeditions across the world in Nepal and Pakistan.

Keep your eyes out over the coming months for more pictures and longer stories recounting the journeys behind our favorite archived pictures.