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Greater Ranges

A winter ascent in North Cascades National Park Story and photos by Jason Griffith The North Cascades are notoriously rugged. Even in summer, steep terrain...

Splitboard Guiding

Jere Burrell is riding the wave Story by Nick Belcaster Photos by Alex Rupp It’s breaking blue over the shark’s fin of Shuksan, a cloud ripper of...

When mountains move, how can we stay safe?

Story by Liza Kimberly Snowflakes are flying, and snow enthusiasts are flocking to the hills. The season of snow sliding has arrived at Mt. Baker....

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...

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...

Seven days of alpine adventure through the heart of the North...

Story and photos by Jason Griffith It’s hard to find a place in the lower 48 as wild as the tangled valleys at the head...

Separated on the Glacier: Reflecting on a mountain mishap

A few turns off the summit, the author stopped to wait for his partner. The pair never found out what went wrong. By Ben Whitney A knot...

A midwinter ski circumnavigating of Mt. Shuksan

Story and photos by Jason Griffith With icefalls cascading down her northern flanks and a summit pyramid towering over a plateau of ice, Mt. Shuksan’s...

Postcards: Climbing in the cloud kingdom of Catalonia

Story and photos by Andy Basabe Last year I ducked away from America for a job teaching English in central Spain. I went for a...

Experiencing Canada’s Mount Baker on the Wapta Traverse

Story and photos By Jason Griffith When we reached our destination we’d been on the go since before first light, trying to beat the forecasted...