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This article marks the sixth time that Mount Baker Experience has featured mountain trivia. I hear it all the time. When is the next mountain trivia issue coming out … ? Well, you asked. And so, you shall receive. With that said, let’s get to it!

It’s no secret the glaciers and the alpine environment are changing, yet despite extensive media coverage, it remains an issue that’s tough to fully comprehend. Those who are lucky enough to live in the shadow of big, glaciated mountains can only see so much change from down below. From Bellingham, it’s easy to spot the difference in Mt. Baker’s soft, snowy winter coat and its rocky summer skeleton, but it’s hard to notice how increasingly famished it become each summer.

Maddie balances on a thin log while crossing a creek about a mile from camp on day one. Proving yourself as the only woman in the group By Madeline Downie After driving six or so hours from …

By Jason D. Martin Jason Martin nears the summit of Mt. Rogers. Photo by Jim Mediatore. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) trainings teach us about biases that society has programmed into us. The …

The One Sherpa Home team with Mingma and his wife in Phortse. Clark Parrish, left, and Dave Mauro, front left. Courtesy photo Bellingham climber raises funds to build new home for his Sherpa …

A member of the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council uses a Garmin Reach Mini to communicate. Ben Groenhout photo By Jason D. Martin I n the old days if there was an accident in the backcountry, the …

Jeremy Jones, l., and pro snowboarder Hana Beaman speaking at a book reading at Sehome High School hosted by Village Books. Andrew Grubb photo Review by Meg Olson The Art of Shralpinism: Lessons from …

From Mt. Olympus in 2018. Hummel finishes The Circumnavigation Project on Mt. Baker Story and photos by Jason Hummel T he knowledge of a mountain, the true understanding of where it is rooted in the …

Fun movement on the Sehome Chimney. Select Rock Climbing and Bouldering Guide Story and photos by Jason D. Martin Overlooking all of Bellingham, Sehome Hill Arboretum has long been a place for people …

Zack McGill (l.), Phil Straub, Alyssa Young and Mike Elges of Cascade Mountain Ascents. Cascade Mountain Ascents photo By Ian Haupt Cascade Mountain Ascents (CMA) is a new-ish, worker-owned mountain …

Mt. Shuksan. Oliver Lazenby photo By Jason D. Martin This article marks the fifth time that Mount Baker Experience has featured mountain trivia. I hear it all the time. When is the next mountain …

“Pete Devries makes it look too easy, but believe me, it is not,” says Marcus Paladino. “I’ll always remember the first time I (successfully) swam at this favorite slab on Vancouver Island. …

Above the valleys Mt. Rainier’s glaciers have retreated, but little else has changed. This is a view, early mountaineers would’ve been all too familiar with — a maritime cloud deck and clear …

Chuck had never been up to Eldorado before and enjoyed the views. A winter ascent in North Cascades National Park Story and photos by Jason Griffith T he North Cascades are notoriously rugged. Even …

Reviewed by Meg Olson Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest Lowell Skoog Mountaineers Books As I was describing Lowell Skoog’s detail-rich chronicle “Written in the …

Guide and photos by Jason D. Martin, executive director of the American Alpine Institute D iscovered and developed by a small cadre of Bellingham boulderers, the development of the Lost Ledge …

The Twin Sisters from Highway 9, Koma Kulshan with an appearance. Ian Haupt photo By Jason D. Martin T his article marks the fourth time that the Mount Baker Experience has featured mountain trivia. …

By Meg Olson Higher Love Kit DesLauriers Mountaineers Books Kit DesLauriers has climbed the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents. Then skied from the summit. That’s just nuts. …

Pingora and the boys. Written as a beginner's guide to alpine climbing Story and photos by Jason Griffith W hen the summer of 2020 rolled around, let’s face it, we were all going a bit stir-crazy. …

Story and photos by Krissy Moehl S eptember 4, 2019 Janet starts to rock a bit and I let off the gas as the potholes deepen. Having turned off the paved road in my van (my family has an affinity for …

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