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B.C. prohibits logging, but not mining, in Skagit River headwaters

By Oliver Lazenby More than a year after clearcut logging in a remote area outside E.C. Manning Provincial Park in B.C. drew attention from leaders...

Q&A: Grant Gunderson on his photography career, safety in the backcountry,...

For more than 15 years, Bellingham-based photographer Grant Gunderson has shot for ski publications around the world and exposed skiers to destinations ranging from...

Close Call in the Canadian Rockies

The Stanley Mitchell Hut is the gem of the Alpine Club of Canada’s hut system. But dangers lurk in a complicated and unfamiliar snowpack. Story...

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...

Book Excerpt: David Guterson’s “Turn Around Time”

David Guterson, famous for his best-selling 1994 novel “Snow Falling on Cedars,” has always been drawn to mountains. Guterson, 63, has channeled that passion...

Winter 2020 gear guide

  By Pat Grubb Burton Ruler men’s step on boot with step on bindings Step in, step out. Step on bindings have come a long way in...

Community-built hut is the first of three in the Whistler backcounty

 By Lisa Pulsifer Just beyond the chairlifts and busy slopes of Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort lies over 750 square miles of protected land encompassing jagged...

Winter recipes for physical and mental health

  By Jacqueline Thompson Autumn has come and gone, along with the season’s plentiful harvest. As the deep chill of winter sets into the bones of...

Three urban hikes in Anacortes

                  Story and photos by Brandon Fralic Urban hikes are having a moment. It seems everywhere you turn, there’s a book, magazine article (ahem) or website...