Ian McCluskey
Ian McCluskey

Ian McCluskey

Ian McCluskey is a seventh generation Oregonian and avid outdoor enthusiast (despite once having been hit by lightning). He loves skiing, river running, backpacking, and exploring Oregon’s wild and remote places.

Before coming to OPB, Ian founded the arts nonprofit NW Documentary. For more than a decade, he created original documentaries and his work has earned more than a dozen national awards — including several Emmys — and has been toured internationally by the leading outdoor film festivals including: Banff, Mountainfilm in Telluride, and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

Latest Stories


Kathy Phibbs stands on the summit of Mount St Helens in a red chiffon dress and pillbox hat after the mountain reopened to climbers in 1987.

Miss Dish And The Volcano

When Mount St. Helens reopened to climbers after its historic eruption, a woman in a red chiffon dress and pillbox hat changed the face of Northwest mountaineering forever.

A mountaineer pauses to take in the view as he descends Mount Rainier.

The Mountains Are Calling, But Should You Go?

Popular hiking trails and campgrounds have closed due to coronavirus, causing a recent surge in outdoor recreationalists heading to more remote backcountry areas. This has rescuers concerned. 

Morgan Anderson and her sled dogs share a special bond

Racing sled dogs in Oregon’s Eagle Cap Extreme

Morgan Anderson grew up watching Oregon's most-challenging dog sled race. Now she's ready to run her team of huskies in Oregon's rugged Wallowa Mountains for the annual Eagle Cap Extreme.