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Vertical Ice

Nothing like the experience of ice climbing By Jason D. Martin  Photos by Kurt Hicks and Jason D. Martin Swing. Thunk. My ice axe bit deeply into the...

Shredding Ready

    Getting prepared for backcountry skiing By Sam Lozier  Photo by Patrick Kennedy You’ve seen tracks out on Shuksan Arm or read about backcountry skiing in magazines. The...

Avalanche Awareness

Don't go into the backcountry without it Story by Pat Grubb  Photos by Louise MugarIt’s pretty simple, actually. There’s only one thing you need to know...

Talk Back

The communication rule to live by TALK BACKThe communication rule to live by Story by Molly Baker  Photo by Jefferson Morriss Many people have theories about what makes...

Snow Missiles

When a shortcut turned dangerous By Erik Burge Photo by Jay GoodrichThree of us decided to take a shortcut traverse across an exceedingly steep pocket meadow...

Snow Blind

A series of mistakes led to a near-fatal disaster. Story by Patrick Kennedy Photos by Patrick Kennedy and AAI Photo Collection Five days of cool nights and...

Code Blue – When things go wrong on the mountain

Mountains beg to be climbed. Their tall, unwavering peaks inspire dreams of conquering towering heights and call with siren-like attraction, daring men and women to risk...

Moon Beams

Skiing under the light of a full moon Story and photos by Sam Lozier Last year’s ski season started with an unusually early storm. I’d been...

The Other Whistler

Exploring the little-known mountain bike trails Story and photos by Ryan Hasert Chances are if you’re a mountain biker, you know the Whistler Bike Park, located...

Polar Plunge

Polar plunge Snow snorkeling in Alpine Lakes By Patrick Kennedy Backpacking used to be something I looked forward to every spring, but that was life on the...