For the next month, as time approaches the Winter Solstice, we’re making it a point to revel in the moments between seasons. It might be sunny and warm, or dark and cold, or raining or sleeting or hailing or snowing, and busy as can be with the holidays. To stay sane, we’ll be going outside and we hope you’ll join us.

Winter Wildlands Alliance ambassador and professional photographer Jason Hummel has spent decades skiing and exploring Washington’s jagged, remote mountains. Over the years, his objectives have become more than just a single peak. Hummel’s adventuring is a means to understand the mountains around him.

The Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition is one of WWA’s grassroots partners, working in Alaska to protect natural soundscapes and opportunities for quiet recreation.

WWA Ambassador Brody Leven climbs and skis icy Southwest Couloir on Republic of Georgia’s Shkhara West.