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Mountain Trivia: Think you know the Cascades?

Politicians on first ascents, highest peaks, glaciology and an accidental bowel movement By Jason D. Martin Our last installment of mountain trivia was popular so we’re...

Mountain Biking in Bellingham

Over 50 miles of trails within the city limits and a growing trail network just south have already earned Bellingham a global reputation in the mountain bike community. Throw in 8,000 acres of recently purchased parkland, a massive core of dedicated trail builders and...

Cape Alava Loop hike: A winter escape on the coast

Story and photos By Jason Griffith For the hiker who doesn’t ski, winter in the Pacific Northwest can be trying. The high ridges are blanketed...

Summits on the Air: Dispatches from a society of mountaintop radio...

By Nick Belcaster The first time I spoke to Tim Nair his voice came in over my handheld radio, hailing me through the static. “Summit...

Climbing on glaciers

Ice climbing on glaciers is a popular fall sport in the Northwest.

Sailing on the Schooner Zodiac

Sailing aboard the Schooner Zodiac is an adventure you'll never forget.

3 Fall Hikes

Foliage trails on Highway 542 By Oliver Lazenby Fall might be the best season for hiking in the mountains. Snow is long gone, mosquitos are dead...

Cragging Etiquette: Ethics for a sport under a microscope

By Jason Martin In the old days, most people learned to climb from a mentor who showed them the ropes, literally. These mentors would also...

Book excerpt: My Old Man and the Mountain

  Book excerpt by Leif Whittaker Jim Whittaker, the first American to stand on the world’s highest summit, has said he never encouraged or discouraged his...

Seven days of alpine adventure through the heart of the North...

Story and photos by Jason Griffith It’s hard to find a place in the lower 48 as wild as the tangled valleys at the head...