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Fata Morgana is a natural phenomenon that creates mirages during climate inversions. When warm air sits directly on top of cooler air it creates a band of light on the horizon that distorts far away images beyond recognition. The strange occurrence used to lead sailors to their fates at sea. On this day it led us to see mountains disguised as castles in the sky.

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Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to get the ball rolling again. For me in this moment that inspiration comes in the form of pink cookies. Gazing out from a precarious perch in “The Claw”, I can see the lenticular clouds of a passing storm lingering over the dome of mighty Rainier. The faint remaining daylight begins to give way to the night, but not before the mountain becomes enshrouded in illusion. New snow-pack atop the jagged boulders appears in the form of fresh baked sugar cookies while the oddly shaped clouds and the colors of a setting sun depict a grandiose...

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It all started with an epic run through the Treez at Snoqualmie Pass (AKA Snocompton). We say that with love and admiration because even though we sometimes wear garbage bags to keep us dry, The Summit will always be home. After years of teaching youth snowboarding at Summit Central and kicking around ideas for a brand, we decided to channel our creativity and passion for adventure into a cause that's bigger than ourselves.  We are a movement with purpose. We have an eye to the future and know that the natural world we all love has been compromised for some time. In order to continue to climb,...

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