Expedition Tales

  • Yosemite - Middle Cathedral Rock | Committed

    Yosemite's Middle Cathedral Rock - East Buttress

    Situated on the south-side of the Yosemite Valley, looking directly at El Capitan, Middle Cathedral Rock is often overshadowed by the formers' reputation and prominence (speaking of which, check out the Smiley's climb of The Nose on El Cap). The 11 pitch East Buttress on Middle Cathedral Rock is, however, an absolute Yosemite classic. Check out Mark & Janelle Smiley's climb of the East Buttress as part of their mega-project to climb the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

    The East Buttress in all its vintage, classic glory The East Buttress in all its vintage, classic glory

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  • Ibex Night at Feathered Friends - December 5th

    Join us at Feathered Friends on Thursday, December 5th for Ibex Night! Join us at Feathered Friends on Thursday, December 5th for Ibex Night!

    Ibex Night at Feathered Friends

    Please join us on Thursday, December 5th for Ibex Night! Check out the best in wool apparel and accessories at our Seattle store and receive 20% off ALL Ibex items - including special orders! Ibex representatives will also be on hand to show what makes Ibex special. Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

    Don't miss it!

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: IBEX Night
    When: Thursday, December 5th
    Time: 3pm to 8pm
    Bonus: Refreshments, snacks, 20% Off ALL Ibex

    20% off applies only from 3pm to 8pm on December 5, 2013. In-store Purchases only.

  • Decked Out in Down Giveaway!

    Get Decked Out in Down! Enter on Facebook between now and November 22 for a chance to win! Get Decked Out in Down! Enter on Facebook between now and November 22 for a chance to win!

    The Decked Out in Down Giveaway!

    Feathered Friends is excited to announce the Decked Out in Down Giveaway! Enter Decked Out in Down Get decked out for the winter and seasons beyond in Feathered Friends gear. Free gear is the best, so why not get the best for free?

    Grand prize includes:
    A 20 Degree Sleeping Bag of Your Choice
    + A Hooded Helios Jacket
    + A Pair of Down Booties
    + A Geoduck Pillow

    Enter Here
    • Simply 'Like' Us on Facebook (if you haven't already)
    • Enter and submit the form before 6pm PT on November 22
    That's It!

    Share and Receive Bonus Entries
    For each friend that enters the Decked Out In Down Giveaway, you will receive an additional bonus entry!

    We will notify the winner via email followed by an announcement on Facebook.

    Complete Contest Rules

    Good Luck!

  • Patagonia Alpinism with Colin Haley - Nov 12

    Join us November 12 for a slideshow from Colin Haley on his home away from home: Patagonia Join us November 12 for a slideshow from Colin Haley on his home away from home: Patagonia

    Patagonia Alpinism: One Year in the Life of an Addict

    Colin Haley has been on a tear. The Seattle local has his climbing roots in the Cascades, but he has been linking up phenomenal climbs around the world. Colin has been spending much of his time playing in the climbing playground that is Patagonia. See what he has been up to and what makes Patagonia so special to him in an evening that promises to be awesome.

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: 'Patagonia Alpinism' slideshow with Colin Haley
    When: Tuesday, November 12th
    Time: Starts at 8pm
    Cost: Free!
    Bonus: Beverages, swag, and more!

    See you there!

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    Check out much of Colin's climbing activity on his Skagit Alpinism blog

  • Wilderness GPS with Mike and Bob Burns - Nov 6

    Bob Burns and Mike Burns new book 'Wilderness GPS' Bob Burns and Mike Burns new book 'Wilderness GPS'

    Wilderness GPS slideshow party at Feathered Friends with Bob Burns and Mike Burns

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: 'Wilderness GPS' slideshow party & book signing
    When: Wednesday, November 6th
    Time: Starts at 7pm
    Cost: Free!
    Bonus: Book signing & more!

    Authors of the bestselling Wilderness Navigation, father-and-son team Bob Burns and Mike Burns teamed up to write yet another soon-to-be bestselling title: Wilderness GPS: A Step-by-Step Guide (Mountaineers Books, November 2013). To celebrate, catch them at Feathered Friends for a free slideshow—with real slides going all the way back to the 1970s! Expect an entertaining evening of good stories and decades of mountain adventures as seen through the lives and lens of these two Pacific Northwest outdoorsmen.

    Sponsored by:
    Feathered Friends
    Mountaineers Books

  • Waiting on Fairweather | Committed


    Waiting on Fairweather

    Follow Mark and Janelle Smiley as they pursue climbing the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

    Words by Mark Smiley

    In June we headed for Mt. Fairweather (15,325'), located a mere 13 miles from the Pacific coast in SE Alaska. The Carpe Ridge is the "classic" route on its South Face. This snow, ice, and rock route ascends a little under 11,000 vertical feet from the glacier camp. It's huge! I would equate it to a remote, steeper, rockier, longer, Liberty Ridge on Rainier.

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  • Reel Rock Tour 2013 Tickets Available

    Tickets are going fast for October 9th & 10th showings at the Guild 45th Theater in Seattle! Tickets are going fast for October 9th & 10th showings at the Guild 45th Theater in Seattle!

    Get Your Reel Rock Tour tickets at Feathered Friends

    The Reel Rock Tour is coming to Seattle this Wednesday and Thursday, October 9th & 10th! You can purchase your tickets at Feathered Friends in downtown Seattle. This is always a highlight of Fall, and tickets always sell out, so get yours as soon as possible!

    Details:
    What: Reel Rock Film Tour - An annual tour of the world's greatest climbing and adventure films.
    When: October 9th at 7pm | October 10th at 7pm
    Where: Guild 45th Theater - buy your tickets at Feathered Friends or at Seattle Bouldering Project
    Cost: $20 - cash only

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  • Jesse Huey - Alpinism in Pakistan - Sept 19

    Jesse Huey will be presenting on his path in alpinism and the difficult decisions in Pakistan after a terrorist attack in 2013 Jesse Huey will be presenting on his path in alpinism and the difficult decisions in Pakistan after a terrorist attack in 2013

    Jesse Huey - Alpinism Crossroads in Pakistan

    Over the last several years, Jesse has spent a large amount of his time pursing alpine climbing all over the world.  Three months ago, Jesse was faced with a difficult decision whether or not to continue on an alpine climbing expedition after terroists murded 11 climbers in Nanga Parbat Basecamp, just 80 miles from where he was going. Join Jesse as he shares the path that brought him to Pakistan and why he made the choice to come home.

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: Jesse Huey - Alpinism Crossroads in Pakistan
    When: Thursday, September 19th
    Time: Starts at 8pm
    Cost: Free! $10 suggested donation for the Access Fund
    Bonus: Schwag from Feathered Friends, Arc'Teryx, and Scarpa | Cold Refreshments

    Hope to see you there!

  • Kristin Gates Brooks Range Solo - Sept 24th

    Kristin Gates will be presenting about her solo traverse of the Brooks Range September 24th at Feathered Friends! Kristin Gates will be presenting about her solo traverse of the Brooks Range September 24th at Feathered Friends!

    Kristin Gates | Solo Traverse of Alaska's Brooks Range

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: Presentation by Kristin Gates on her solo traverse of the Brooks Range in Alaska
    When: Tuesday, September 24th
    Time: Starts at 8pm
    Cost: Free!
    Bonus: Schwag | Cold Refreshments

    Kristin Gates traversed the Brooks Range in Alaska, from the Yukon/Alaska Border to Kotzebue, by foot and packraft in the Spring of 2013. She was the first woman to accomplish this feat. Her 1,000+ mile traverse brought her through some of the more remote areas of the Last Frontier - no trails or people for miles, just big-time wilderness, stunning terrain and wildlife.

    See what her Alaskan Odyssey was all about at Feathered Friends on Tuesday, September 24th! Hope to see you there!
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  • Pickets Enchainment - Chad Kellogg & Jens Holsten | Sept 18

    Join us Wednesday, September 18th for a presentation by Chad Kellogg & Jens Hoslten, highlighting their enchainment of the Picket Range in the summer of 2013! Join us Wednesday, September 18th for a presentation by Chad Kellogg & Jens Hoslten, highlighting their enchainment of the Picket Range in the summer of 2013!

    Pickets Enchainment - with Chad Kellogg & Jens Holsten

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: Slideshow of the Picket Range enchainment, good times, fundraiser for Chad Kellogg's Autumn Himalayan expedition
    When: Wednesday, September 18th
    Time: Starts at 8pm
    Cost: $10 at the door
    Bonus: Raffle for schwag from Feathered Friends, Outdoor Research, Black Diamond, Mountain Equipment | Cold Refreshments

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