The Alpenglow Gallery - Mountain Stories

Personal stories of skiing and climbing in the Northwest and beyond — by Lowell Skoog

World Record Backflip

Flashback to 1975

  World record backflip

Skiing the North Cascades Highway

The making of KOMO-TV's "Backcountry Ski Tour" in 1978

  Skiing the North Cascades Highway

Bonanza Peak

First winter ascent in 1979

  Bonanza Peak

Flights, Cameras, Action! on Golden Horn

The making of KOMO-TV's "Goldenhorn Pinnacle" in 1980

  Golden Horn

Heli-skiing Mt Baker

Wilderness skiing before the 1984 Washington Wilderness Act

  Mt Baker heli

Skiing in Climbing Boots

Remembering a bygone period in Northwest skiing (1970s-1990s)

  Skiing in climbing boots

The Thunder High Route

Skiing from Rainy Pass to Eldorado Peak in the North Cascades in 1987

  Thunder High Route

Skiing the Bailey Range

Classic high traverse of the Olympic Mountains (1989)

  Skiing the Snow Dome on the Blue Glacier

High Skiing

A Decade of Exploration in the Cascades and Olympics (1991)

  Carl Skoog traverses Stetattle Ridge

Early Paragliding in the North Cascades

Flying Crater Mountain in 1994

  Crater Mountain

The Logan High Route

Adding a new finish to a classic ski route in 1996

  Logan High Route

Rolling Thunder

Close call during a descent in the North Cascades (1998)

  Rolling Thunder

The Ptarmigan Traverse

Then and now (1953-2003)

  Cache Col in 1953

The Silver Skis

America's wildest ski race (2005)

  The Silver Skis

Skiing the Cascade Crest

A 25-year journey across time and terrain (1982-2007)

  Logan High Route

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