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Book excerpt: My Old Man and the Mountain

  Book excerpt by Leif Whittaker Jim Whittaker, the first American to stand on the world’s highest summit, has said he never encouraged or discouraged his...

Ode to Randy Hook: Remembering a Mt. Baker legend

  By Maya Hunger On January 1, the Mt. Baker Ski Area quietly greeted the new year. It was a calm and clear morning and the...

CX Pro Courtenay McFadden

Since turning pro two years ago, Northwest Washington native Courtenay McFadden has rapidly gained elite status in the cyclocross world, with consistent top-10 finishes in national races.

20 Years Later: Accident survivor thanks late ski patroller Randy Hook

  By Oliver Lazenby Longtime Mt. Baker Ski Area patroller Randy Hook undoubtedly altered many lives before he died of a heart attack on the slopes...

The FNRad Snowboarding Podcast

By Oliver Lazenby The surest way to create something interesting is to follow what interests you. That’s Eric Traulsen’s formula for his passion project, the...

News briefs and feedback, summer 2019

Newsroom Notes big and small from around the region Western Washington has a wolf pack Western Washington officially has a wolf pack for the first time in...

Photographers sharing the stoke

"It's my dad to whom I owe my passion for the outdoors, the privilege of learning to ski at a young age, and really...

Brushes and Trails: Bellingham artist finds inspiration on foot

  Story and photo By Stefanie Donahue It takes more than a set of oil paints and the right brush for Pacific Northwest painter Kristen Ingman...

North Cascades Institute celebrates 30 years

By Oliver Lazenby Thirty years ago, two climbing buddies who were worried about the future of a place they loved dreamed up a way to...

An Evolving Dream: Patrick McCarthy’s journey from pro snowboarder to team...

  Story and photos By Brad Andrew Inside a small home office just outside Bellingham, a man gazes out a window in sheer awe at the...