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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!