Audrey Hebert: Competing in the Freeride World Tour 2017

Audrey Hebert gets belly button deep in Hakuba, Japan's endless powder.

Hucking huge cliffs, flying through icy moguls, and navigating the tightest trees runs are just a few things in the repertoire of our beautiful cover bunny this month. Audrey Hebert likes to go fast, go big, and she’s not slowing down as she begins to climb the ranks in the world of pro-snowboarding at this […]

Climbing Through the Glass Ceiling: Heather Weidner

Heather Weidner Rock Climbing (2)

Most athletic and sporty girls can probably tell you that growing up, they were used to hearing things such as, “you’re really good for a girl” or even worse “you’re more like a guy than a girl.” The problem with these, often seemingly harmless phrases, is that it demeans the abilities of women and that […]

Mt. Rainier – A Girls Journey to the Summit

Mt. Rainier - Elevation 14, 409

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir Photos by: Dan Paulson & Misty Broesicke Returning to Mt Rainier within 10 days of my first attempt was a no brainer.  I had spent the past six months gathering gear, training, climbing, hiking and focusing on a successful attempt.  Getting […]

Climbing Idaho’s Lost River Peak

Making our way up the Cathedral of the Gods on Lost River Peak, Idaho.

Standing at 12,078 feet and number 6 in the ranking of Idaho’s tallest mountains is Lost River Peak (LRP). This peak lives up to the reputation of Lost River Range climbs: steep on all aspects and tough to summit.  The steepness of this mountain includes the camps at its base; I found it incredibility difficult […]

Eddie Bauer Rainier Storm Shell Line

an image of Eddie Bauer Storm Shell Jacket

Being in the mountains can introduce a large variety of weather patterns.  High in the mountains a sunny, cloudless day can suddenly turn to rain with thunderstorms, or sudden snow.   Having the right protection from the elements is critical both to staying relatively comfortable as well as protecting yourself from the elements. The Rainier […]

Gregory Deva Pack

Whether backpacking or climbing a mountain, I am a BIG fan of the Gregory Deva 70 Litre Pack.  Why? Simple!  It’s BIG and I pack like a girl! The more time you spend in the mountains the more you develop a system for how to pack your gear.  This pack is fantastic with lots of […]

Mt. Rainier June 27, 2014

An image of the Nisqually Glacier on Mt. Rainier

Photos by: Dan Paulson & Misty Braden The idea of big mountain climbing has always been appealing and there has never been a mountain I have wanted to climb more than Mt. Rainier.  Having scheduled a late June climb back in January of 2014, the past six months have revolved around my quest to climb […]

Mt. Borah, Humility In High Places

This photo shows climber Misty Braden standing on top of a peak on Chicken Out Ridge.

Most climbs in Idaho’s Lost River Range are steep, but at 12,662 feet, Idaho’s highest peak, Mt. Borah is notorious for its difficulty.  A round trip climb on Mt. Borah from parking lot to summit, and back to the car again is 7 miles, but the elevation gain is 5,500 ft. of brutal uphill. After […]