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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,...

Crevasses and Angry Dogs: A bicycle-powered Mt. Baker ski descent

Story and photos by Peter Lillesve Dogs chased me down the dark highway – fast ones, loud ones, all unleashed and unfenced. Of the many...

Meal Prep and Pocket Bacon: Eat well in the backcountry this...

By Mike McCartan The smoke near Winthrop was unbearable and the fire rained ash on our vehicles overnight; we swept it off the windshield just...

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...

Fall 2018 photo gallery

 

Alpine Training

Climbing big mountains requires a unique blend of physical attributes: the endurance of a marathon runner, the strength of a weightlifter and the precision and balance of a gymnast.

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...

Winter 2016 photo gallery

                     

American Alpine Institute founder Dunham Gooding

The American Alpine Institute (AAI) has grown from its beginnings in 1975 as a small outfit offering guided mountaineering trips and climbing instruction to an operation with worldwide reach. Where in the world do you want to climb? AAI can take you there...

Third time’s a charm

It took two failures and a route change, but the summit of Mt. Shuksan was well-worth it.