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Backcountry Bullfighting: Lessons from a fatal avalanche on Mt. Herman

By John Minier The rain began on Thursday, January 21. Over the next 48 hours, the Mt. Baker Heather Meadows weather station recorded 7 inches...

The endangered telemark skier: the last of the breed pushes on in pursuit...

By Oliver Lazenby During telemark skiing’s last growth spurt in the 1990s, many picked it up to ski the backcountry; telemark bindings were the most...

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,...

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...

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...

Almost Famous: Maria Debari and friends ride 24 volcanoes in 45...

By Ian Ferguson Photos by Freya Fennwood At the Dutchman Flat Sno-Park in Oregon last April, Maria Debari, Kaitlyn Farrington and Freya Fenwood struck up a...

Strategic shoveling

By Jason Martin Avalanches are terrifying. Like many backcountry travelers, I’ve had a few close calls, but others have been through something far worse. They’ve been...

Winter 2016 photo gallery

                     

Tragedy Revealed

A backpack uncovered from the ice of the Coleman glacier sheds light on a deadly 1986 avalanche.

A snowbridge too far

The Watson Traverse is a classic backcountry adventure over the summit of Mt. Baker, with a harrowing quandry on the far side: to send, or not to send, the Park Headwall and its tenuous bergschrund?