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A climber's paradise on the Skykomish River By Stamati Anagnostou “Shank him!” The night is dark and I hear Logan’s taunt rise above the soft chitter-chatter...

Shnooker Trek

Climbing Iceland's highest peak By Aubrey Laurence At 3 a.m., I peeled back the room-darkening shades to reveal the objective of our day: Hvannadalshnúkur (pronounced kvah-nuh-doll-shnooker,...

From Bali to Baker

From Bali to Baker, by Pat Grubb. Two years ago, I had the good fortune to spend nearly a month in Bali. The Balinese are a deeply spiritual people whose religion is a syncretism of Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism. They believe the sea is the source of many evil spirits and...

Separated on the Glacier: Reflecting on a mountain mishap

A few turns off the summit, the author stopped to wait for his partner. The pair never found out what went wrong. By Ben Whitney A knot...

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...

Potential copper mine threatens Mazama, a dryside recreation destination

By Nick Belcaster Around pitch two of the classic Prime Rib of Goat climb, often touted as one of the longest sport routes in the...

Wild Dreams: Climbing, community and accomplishment on a Mount Erie first...

Looking out at the Cascade Mountains to the east, the Olympics to the west, dense green forest below and blue skies above, Chris Weidner...

Jacob’s Ladder: A first known ascent on Mt. Prophet

Story and photos by Jason Griffith I’m just drifting off to sleep when I hear it, far down the Big Beaver Valley … Thud. The wind...

Winter 2016 photo gallery

                     

A lost boot, broken gear and a locked gate: a self-rescue...

Story by Blake Herrington I tackled my climbing partner and pinned him to a wet rock slab above an ominous moat separating snow from ice. Dan’s...