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Alpine Training

Climbing big mountains requires a unique blend of physical attributes: the endurance of a marathon runner, the strength of a weightlifter and the precision and balance of a gymnast.

Wanna Party? A hut trip on British Columbia’s Bow-Yoho Traverse

Story and photos by Jason Griffith We’d been slogging for hours out of the Little Yoho Valley after finding the Stanley Mitchell Hut full. Darkness...

Postcards: Greetings from Abernathy Peak

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of postcards from lesser-known locations in Cascadia and beyond. By Aubrey Laurence Deep in the North Cascades,...

Fall 2018 photo gallery

 

Backcountry Bullfighting: Lessons from a fatal avalanche on Mt. Herman

By John Minier The rain began on Thursday, January 21. Over the next 48 hours, the Mt. Baker Heather Meadows weather station recorded 7 inches...

Third time’s a charm

It took two failures and a route change, but the summit of Mt. Shuksan was well-worth it.

The endangered telemark skier: the last of the breed pushes on in pursuit...

By Oliver Lazenby During telemark skiing’s last growth spurt in the 1990s, many picked it up to ski the backcountry; telemark bindings were the most...

A Month on the Mountain: Mount Baker crew does Denali

Story and photos by Andy Basabe I laid my book on the downy red ripples of Jerry’s sleeping bag and rolled on top of him...

Winter 2016 photo gallery

                     

Parting Shot: Jason Hummel’s glacier project

To me, the unknown is uncovering for yourself what’s new and exciting. It’s both walking in the footprints of others and creating your own...