MBE Spring 2016

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Skiing the Selkirks: hut-to-hut in the Bonnington Range

Hut-to-hut touring in the Bonnington Range By Ian Ferguson Photos by Oliver Lazenby When you work a full time job, big ski trips are a gamble. You...

The one Fitbit

By Steve Guntli In the 1970s, Stephen King published a book (under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman) called “The Long Walk.” The story involves a...

Self help for snowboarders: how to avoid knee and back pain

By Luca Williams Snowboarding through powder snow has to be one of the world’s most fun activities. There is nothing like getting a shot of...

What makes a ski builder: Alex Turner of Westerlies Skis

By Andy Basabe I met Alex Turner when we were in high school, standing in a garage at a party held by Western Washington University’s...

Rome Grocery

A place infused with an "underlying really good feeling." By Oliver Lazenby Megan and Noah Westgate are ready for you to know they own Rome Grocery. That...

Spring 2016 photo gallery

Mattias Evangelista skiing in the Mount Baker backcountry. Grant Gunderson photo.

Glacier travel tips and etiquette

By Jason Martin Mount Baker is a big and beautiful mountain. The fact that it can be seen from both Seattle and Vancouver is one...

Inside Arc’teryx: New avalanche air bag

Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby On the second floor of the Arc’teryx design facility in North Vancouver, the first thing a visitor sees after...