Silhouette of 3 climbers at sunset, at the "blob bivy" on the Picket Traverse.
Issue 1  
  Summer 2004
by Lowell Skoog and the Editorial Team
Cascade Sunset
  Coming to Terms with Mt. Logan
Two solo climbs and one new route on a
majestic and remote North Cascade mountain.
by Wayne Wallace
Wayne Wallace
  Nooksack Traverse
Ski traverse of Mount Shuksan and neighboring peaks
via the wild and seldom-visited Nooksack Cirque.
by Sam Avaiusini
Ski descent of Shuksan summit pyramid
  Short Reports
New winter ascent activity, new ski descents, new alpine routes, and new route activity in Darrington and Goat Wall.
Reports arranged chronologically from most recent.
Climber on Sisyphus , Goat Wall
  Cascade Steeps
Thirty years in the development of steep
ski mountaineering in the Northwest.
By Lowell Skoog
Ski descent of Fury
  Omak Rock Climbing
History of rock climbing on Omak crags,
the people involved in the development,
and current access issues.
By Phil Gleason
Climber on Omak Crack
  Mt. Index First Ascents
An in-depth examination of the first ascents
of the North Face of the North Peak.
By Harry M. Majors
Mt. Index
  From Index to Yosemite
In the 1970s, a new group of young climbers
inspired by Yosemite were making their mark
at Index. Don Harder recalls those times.
Pat Timson
  Pretty Girls & Windmills
Profile of Alma Wagen, Mt. Rainier’s first female
guide and an important figure in Northwest
mountain guiding and climbing history.
By Jason D. Martin
Vintage climbing party on Mt. Rainier National Park
  North Cascades National Park
Highlights of climbing activity
and statistics from 2003 and before.
Provided by Kelly Bush
Forbidden Peak
  Mount Rainier National Park
Highlights of climbing activity
and statistics from 2003 and before.
Provided by Mike Gauthier
Mt. Rainier
  Lessons from Ron
A personal rememberance of well-liked and
well-known climbing personality Ron Miller.
by Malcolm Bates
Ron Miller
Contributors to Issue 1 with links to
personal web sites where available.
Vintage climbers on Sahale Arm