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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...

Flying High

What’s on your bucket list? North Cascades Heli-Skiing should be. By Pat Grubb  Photo by Grant Gunderson Up north in the middle of Washington in the Methow...

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....

Mountain Man Duncan Howat

A conversation with Duncan Howat, Mt. Baker Ski Area general managerBy Pat Grubb  Photos by Grant Gunderson and Patrick GrubbIf you spend any time at...

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 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...