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Review: Mountaineering Books

Reviewed by Meg Olson Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest Lowell Skoog Mountaineers Books As I was describing Lowell Skoog’s detail-rich chronicle...

Mountain Trivia: A great bouldering spot in the Chuckanuts, and what...

By Jason D. Martin This article marks the fourth time that the Mount Baker Experience has featured mountain trivia. We have run this as an...

Review: Higher Love

By Meg Olson Higher Love Kit DesLauriers Mountaineers Books Kit DesLauriers has climbed the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents. Then skied from the summit....

Cirque of the Towers

Written as a beginner's guide to alpine climbing Story and photos by Jason Griffith When the summer of 2020 rolled around, let’s face it, we were...

The Miracle Route: An off-trail circumnavigation of Mt. Baker

Story and photos by Krissy Moehl September 4, 2019 Janet starts to rock a bit and I let off the gas as the potholes deepen. Having...

After years of change Gear Aid is spreading its philosophy of...

By Oliver Lazenby For people who use Gear Aid products, Pat Kennedy’s first experience with the company may sound familiar. The first time he wore...

Citizen scientists measuring snow in places scientists can’t

By Elizabeth Kimberly With the onset of spring in the Cascades, the mountain snowpack begins its annual phase change: dense snow becomes cold, flowing water...

Avalanche Skills Guide: Identifying the mental traps that lead to most...

Story by Jason D. Martin You’ve skied this slope a hundred times and nothing’s ever happened before. The line isn’t what you thought, but,...

Following Footsteps: Climbing Rainier in gear from a famous 1963 expedition

By Andrew Waite About halfway across the Cowlitz Glacier, one of my crampons fell off for the first time. It loosened again on Cathedral Gap and...

Graphite, Granite & Gravel: Art and pedaling around the west

Story, art and photos by Gretchen Leggitt I recall the exact moment, swimming in a sea of merriment at Aslan Brewing’s one-year anniversary party, when my...