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Winding up Highway 542, the sun plays hide and seek through the clouds and mountain peaks surrounding us. With our dog in the back of the Subaru, skis and splitboard on top, and coffee in hand, we eagerly look forward to a day in the beautiful Mt. Baker backcountry.

Spring 2016 photo gallery

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

Total Commitment

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

Tolkien’s Cold Mountains

Exploring BC’s Brian Waddington Hut By Andy Basabe I couldn’t afford to go to Japan, but I had to go somewhere. By Christmas 2014, I had...

When all else fails

Step-by-step quick reference for avalanche companion rescue

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...

Mt. Baker High

One week at Baker equals a season anywhere elseStory and photo by Molly BakerNorway. Chile. British Columbia. Argentina. Utah. Colorado. Montana. Wyoming. California. Idaho....

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...

I have lucky

As part of our ongoing process of sharing valuable information on backcountry travel and practices, we have an extraordinary (and very lucky) story of one man’s overnight survival ordeal in the backcountry/wilderness near Mt. Baker Ski Area.

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...