Matt Ruta

Lately, I’ve developed a thing for condensing perfectly good multi-day objectives into sub 24-hour speed missions. Moving quickly in the mountains is truly addictive, and I am hooked. When Trevor suggested...

It’s been a weird, warm spring. When winter decided to make its return to the alpine halfway through June, I barely took notice, focusing instead on the effect the rain was having on...

Last month I enjoyed the incredible opportunity to ski from the summit of Mt. Columbia, in a one day push on my first visit to the legendary Columbia Icefield. After an...

A very long day trip to the highest spot in Alberta. Welcome to the sufferfest.

A brief departure from reality on the wild north face of Mt. Macdonald.

An introduction to the speed traverse, a day that refused to end, a big Rogers Pass north face and some alone time with the Gulo.

An aesthetic face that, while visible from the resort, can't get skied often.

Sometimes you just can’t say no. When the man who introduced me to energy gels; all around machine Trevor Sexsmith asked if I wanted to spend a week at Sorcerer Lodge for...