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Firecraft Northwest

A one-person outdoor education program Story by Ian Haupt Rubbing two sticks together. Put so simply, it sounds trivial. Yet it was necessary for all that’s...

Fresh corduroy, crackly loaves, trainer sessions

A day in the life of a local cyclist with an eye on the pros Story by Jack Bardi I’ve been accused of taking on too...

What to expect in a backcountry rescue

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin, American Alpine Institute executive director You’re sliding down a pristine snow slope, miles from the trailhead. That’s when it...

Courtesy of the wings

Story by Elizabeth Kimberly Your vantage is different from the sky. With wings, you can kiss volcanic summits and lenticular clouds in a matter of...

Race to Alaska Strategy: Sails vs human power, speed vs survivability

By Oliver Lazenby A self-proclaimed “shop rat” from a Port Townsend boat shop told me the key to quickly making it up the Inside...

Local film to be chosen for 5Point Film Festival

The 5point Film Festival's "On the Road" tour is coming to Depot Market Square in Bellingham. The outdoor screening will feature the year's best adventure sports cinematography and storytelling...

Power from the mountains: the Seattle City Light tour

If you've never heard of power industrialist J.D. Ross, don't feel bad – neither had I. The towering historical figure masterminded the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project and was friends with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, yet he doesn't even have a Wikipedia page...

MBE Summits Mt. Baker

On a whim, Casey O'Brien and Mark Cionek decided  to climb Mt. Baker last weekend. The conversation went something like this: "Do you want to...