MBE Spring 2013

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Mt. Baker Mountain Guides

Mt. Baker Mountain Guides New guide service launches in Bellingham Story by Brandy Kiger Originally from Alaska, and a veteran on Colorado slopes, John Minier knows...

Total Commitment

John Minier, Jenni Minier and Matt Primomo complete the committing Isolation Traverse, skiing and climbing from Cascade River Road to Highway 20.

Randonee repairs

Mark Cionek is a program coordinator and guide for the American Alpine Institute who has logged over 100 Mt. Rainier summits, climbed Denali and Aconcagua multiple times, and been, in general, an alpine badass all over the world...

Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights Two Ski to Sea teams compete for the cup Story by Brandy Kiger It’s painful, it’s intense, but most of all, it’s addicting. Every...

Race of Legend

Race of LegendRiding the Banked Slalom Story by Brandy Kiger Each year, an audacious group of snowboarders head for the hills, say their prayers and...

Between Land and Sea

NEXT ARTICLE: Randonnée Repairs Between Land and SeaSpringtime tide pools are full of lifeStory by Sue MadsenThe space between sea and land is a mysterious...

Glacial Retreat

Glacial retreat Climate change and the future of skiing By Ian Ferguson The smell of a ski lodge triggers one of my earliest memories. You know the...

Shredding the Gnar

Shredding the Gnar ... And other things people say at the mountain Story by Ian Ferguson Ever wonder what the word bomber means when used as an...

Serving up Splitboards

  Serving Up Splitboards Local restaurateur retrofits snowboards for the backcountry Story and photo by Ian Ferguson Maple Falls business owners Trish and Serafino Gesmundo have provided...

The Coal Pad

The Coal PadBuilding the Glacier Skate ParkStory by Jeremy Miller The Glacier Skate Park came about because of a need to have a place...