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  • Who tames the Khumbu Icefall, and other mountain trivia - This is the third installment of Mount Baker Experience Mountain Trivia. Find the answers at the bottom of this page. By Jason D. Martin 1 The well-regarded novelist behind the “Hyperion Cantos” science fiction series penned a piece of historical fiction about Mt. Everest. In his book ,“The Abominable,” a year has gone by since […]
  • Outdoor Halloween horror on the little screen - By Jason D. Martin As the Halloween holiday approaches, many of us start to think about horror movies. We kind of like to be scared. We like the tension and jump-out-of-your-seat moments that are the bread and butter of these kinds of films. But deep down we know the truth. Most horror movies are complete […]
  • Parting Shot: Cellist on the Pacific Crest Trail - “I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass solo. This fellow was on a summer break from school and spending time exploring the West Coast. We started the same day and he would walk for a few miles then stop and play. He walked almost 70 miles with that cello! […]
  • 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 FNRad Snowboarding Podcast. Through interviews with snowboard legends, Traulsen chronicles the sport’s early days, from duct-tape covered Sorel boots and the invention of the snurfer to the Mount Baker Hard […]
  • 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 to create a new work of art. First, she straps on a pair of running shoes and sets forth on an artistic pursuit by trail, in search of the […]
  • 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 son Leif from mountaineering. Leif found the mountains anyway.  Mt. Everest and Nepal figure prominently in Leif’s new memoir, My Old Man and the Mountain. But it’s just as […]
  • Looking for a good book? - These new titles from Seattle’s Mountaineers Books are certain to inspire, educate and thrill you.
  • Art from the mountainside - If you’re in the market for a few holiday gifts to put under your tree this year, then a trip to Mountainside Gardens Gallery & Gifts on your way down from a day skiing on Mt. Baker might be in order.
  • Vanishing Ice - For centuries, artists have tried to capture the elusive beauty of ice – blue-green translucence, whimsical melted forms, transformative immensity. Whatcom Museum's latest exhibition is the largest ever collection of these works in one place.
  • I heard it on the highway - I heard it on the highway - Summer music festivals on Highway 542. On winter mornings when the snow is dumping in the mountains, cars flow single file down the whole length of Highway 542 to get the goods. A similar effect happens...

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