The zombie slog on Mount Hood
First Light
Crusing the Crater
Chris Davenport enjoying the sunshine
Where you're goin and where you're coming  from
St. Helens
First glimpse of Rainier
Mount Rainier.
POWDER Senior Photographer Christian Pondella on the glacier
Jess McMillan and Christy Mahon
Ice Ice Baby
Mount Rainier ice
Pondella and Christy above the clouds
Towards the Summit
Crack kills
Pondella peering into a dark place.
First light
First light on Mt. Baker
Just a Little Guy
Christy climbing to the summit of Mount Baker.
The iew from the top of Baker.


Exclusive photo gallery from Pacific Northwest Ring of Fire volcano expedition

Words and Photos: Ian Fohrman

Spoiled boot liners, farmers tans, physical and mental exhaustion, trench foot, tight quarters, blisters and sleep deprivation. The Volcano Tour was a social, logistical, atmospheric, and human capacity experiment with odds stacked against success. The goal was to ski the major volcanoes from Lassen Peak in California to Washington's Mount Baker in just over two weeks, which includes a total of 140-plus miles and 70,000-plus vertical feet of walking, ski touring, and climbing. The results defied probability and hypotheses. Chris Davenport, Jess McMillan and the rotating roster of friends and hangers-on managed to successfully climb and ski all 15 volcanoes in 14 days.