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Kyle Miller Rides the Ulrich Couloir on Mt. Stuart, Washington
Posted on April 29, 2011

First Ascent snowboarder Kyle Miller rides a 4,200-foot vertical, continuous couloir on Mt. Stuart — the second tallest non-volcanic peak in Washington State.

Kyle Miller Reaches New Lines on Mt. Fernow and Bonanza Peak, Copes With Personal Loss
Posted on April 26, 2011

Story by Kyle Miller; photos by Jason Hummel The sky was grey with a cold, bitter wind as Jason Hummel and I loaded our bags on Lady of the Lake, a ferry that runs up and down Lake Chelan. Nestled deep in the North Cascades, Lake Chelan is a massive valley

Kyle Miller Skis the Black Hole Couloir on Bandit Mountain, Deep in the NE Cascades
Posted on April 11, 2011

Story by Kyle Miller; photos by Nicholas Cryder and Scott McAllister Some lines haunt your dreams—so aesthetic, so isolated, so perfect. Deep in the Northeast Cascades, there is a small peak among the giants called Bandit. What’s impressive about Bandit is that it has a 3,500-foot, continuous chute on its northwest face

Kyle Miller Spends a Weekend Splitboarding on Mt. Rainier’s Sarvant Glacier
Posted on April 6, 2011

By Kyle Miller Fryingpan Creek is another major drainage on Rainier’s northeastern side that is filled with open alpine, steep chutes, and old growth tree skiing. The plan was simple: Boot and I would break trail up the Sarvant Glacier and return the next day and go from there.


Seth Waterfall Guides Winter Summit of Mt. Rainier
Posted on February 26, 2011

  By Seth Waterfall Just barely a week after returning from a successful expedition in Antarctica, I was back in the mountains on an RMI Winter Skills Seminar on Mt. Rainier.

Caroline George Returns to Bozeman Ice Festival, Kicks Off Ice Climbing Season
Posted on December 30, 2010

By Caroline George For the past three years, the Bozeman Ice Festival in Bozeman, Montana, has marked the beginning of my winter season. I say goodbye to warm sun and rock, climbing slippers and tank tops, and trade it all in for big boots, crampons, axes and, of course, snow and ice.

Christmas Wishes from FA Ski Guides Reggie and Zach Crist
Posted on December 24, 2010

First Ascent ski guides Reggie and Zach Crist have been enjoying the excellent, early season snow conditions on their home turf in Sun Valley, Idaho. Here’s a look at how they’re spending the holidays with family and finding fresh powder! Merry Christmas from all of us here at Eddie Bauer First Ascent!