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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...

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...

Table Mountain: 10/6/2013

Route: We parked at Heather Meadows and skinned up the road to Artist Point. From there we headed west to a slope on the northeast...

Spearhead Traverse

A classic multi-day traverse in the Whistler Backcountry. The Blackcomb chairlift from the Whistler Resort gets you up to elevation - you can buy...

Mt. Shuksan via Sulphide Glacier

This route is the easiest way to the summit of 9,131-foot Mt. Shuksan. The trail starts on the Shannon Ridge trail, which follows a creek...

Skiing Squak Glacier

For the Turns-All-Year crowd, skiing Squak Glacier in June or July is a must. Start on the Scott-Paul Trail, a 7.5 mile loop trail...

Table Mountain Tour

A highly accessible ski tour, Table Mountain and the surrounding terrain presents an infinitude of skiable lines. You can skin over the Hermann Sadle...