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How to: Choosing footwear for climbing in the mountains

  By Jason D. Martin The Cascades are a wildly diverse mountain range. We have glaciers and snowfields, we have talus and boulders, we have water...

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Summer 2016 in the life of a glacier

  Story and photos By Oliver Lazenby Investigate the terminus of the Easton Glacier on the south side of Mt. Baker and you might notice a...

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...

Postcards: Greetings from Abernathy Peak

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of postcards from lesser-known locations in Cascadia and beyond. By Aubrey Laurence Deep in the North Cascades,...

Potential copper mine threatens Mazama, a dryside recreation destination

By Nick Belcaster Around pitch two of the classic Prime Rib of Goat climb, often touted as one of the longest sport routes in the...

Book Review: Cascades Rock, by Blake Herrington

Review by Jason Martin Professional climber and writer Blake Herrington has been a staple of the North Cascades climbing scene for several years now. He...

A Month on the Mountain: Mount Baker crew does Denali

Story and photos by Andy Basabe I laid my book on the downy red ripples of Jerry’s sleeping bag and rolled on top of him...

Wild Dreams: Climbing, community and accomplishment on a Mount Erie first...

Looking out at the Cascade Mountains to the east, the Olympics to the west, dense green forest below and blue skies above, Chris Weidner...

A lost boot, broken gear and a locked gate: a self-rescue...

Story by Blake Herrington I tackled my climbing partner and pinned him to a wet rock slab above an ominous moat separating snow from ice. Dan’s...