Glacier Peak C2C July 2018
Backcountry travel

Stuke Sowle: #everysinglesummit

Although 44-year-old Stuke Sowle has only been running for about five years, he has been feverishly working on ambitious projects that are animating the PNW running community. He dubbed his most recently completed adventure #everysinglesummit. The #everysinglesummit idea was based on a Strava trend in which folks cycle every single …

The Early Winter Spires and Liberty Bell from the Washington Pass Overlook. The Beckey Route on the southwest side of Liberty Bell (rightmost spire) is probably the most famous alpine rock climb in the North Cascades.
Mountaineering

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

If you play in the mountains or cliffs anywhere from Alaska to Southern California, Fred Beckey’s life has touched yours. Beckey was the original climbing “dirtbag,” and among his many firsts, pioneered an obsessive-compulsive climbing lifestyle that spanned 80 years. The recently released Kickstarted documentary “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred …

Adventure racing

Richard Kresser Running Toward Joy

Beaming with exuberance and emanating positivity, Richard Kresser is a prominent activist expanding the boundaries of running and multisport endurance adventures in the Northwest and beyond. Richard grew up in Iowa, where he felt challenged by an older brother who demonstrated abundant athletic talent. “Growing up, I was always undersized …

Backcountry travel

A Lexicon for Ultra: Running | Mountaineering | Hiking | Walking

Like all athletic disciplines, ultra running has its own unique vocabulary which can be off-putting at first. For starters, the term “ultra running” is a bit of a misnomer. A major misconception is that “ultra (and trail) running” involves running at all times. Yes, depending on the route, the very …

Cycling

Trio Completes First Seattle-Mt Rainier Summit-Seattle Round Trip

Last weekend the Seattle-based trio of Apex Racing teammates Travis Biechele, Jason Connell, and Chris Ragsdale rode bikes from Seattle to Paradise via Longmire, climbed to the summit Mt. Rainier via the standard/‎Disappointment Cleaver route (with Bill Booth joining them as a 4th on the rope team), then cycled back …

Cycling

Trio Attempting Seattle-Rainier Summit-Seattle Round Trip

Traditional 4th of July weekend festivities don’t include enough epic for the Seattle-based trio of Apex Racing teammates Travis Biechele, Jason Connell, and Chris Ragsdale. Their plan: ride bikes from Seattle to Paradise via Longmire, summit Mt. Rainier via the standard/‎Disappointment Cleaver route (with Bill Booth joining them as a …