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Seth Waterfall Reflects on Mt. Rainier as a Winter Training Ground for Bigger Objectives
Posted on February 20, 2012

Seth Waterfall received a wintertime reminder of the intensity of Washington’s tallest peak while leading a skill-building Winter Expedition Skills Seminar on the mountain this month. This is his report from a midwinter week at 10,000 feet.

The Road Less Traveled, Lexi du Pont Hits the Coast to Chase Storms after Charging the FWT
Posted on February 3, 2012

After the Revelstoke stop of the Freeskiing World Tour was officially in the books, what did underdog superfinalist and First Ascent athlete Lexi du Pont do?

Kyle Miller Summits Glacier Peak, Rides Chocolate Glacier for Birthday Trip
Posted on June 1, 2011

Story by Kyle Miller; photos by Jason Hummel It all started with a forecast. If predicted correctly, we would get three days of sunshine and a shot at summiting and riding Glacier Peak.

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.

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