by Kraig Becker Wenger is proud to introduce our latest brand Ambassador Danish Photographer Uri Golman. Uri, who is the co-founder of the Wenger Arctic Light Project, is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist who has dedicated his considerable talents towards capturing photos of nature and wildlife all over the world but especially in [...]
Folks You Should Know
As ultrarunning gains notoriety and popularity in our culture, two very different ultrarunning superstars have formed: Dean Karnazes and Scott Jurek. Although both men have accomplished awe-inspiring feats of distance travelled on foot, they have markedly different styles and attitudes. Observing the vastly different approaches, beliefs, and practices of these [...]
Arrgh mateys, think that childhood dream of a big wooden chest heaped with gold coins, rubies and strings of pearls is the stuff of make believe? You better think twice, because crucial sunken treasure is out there, swallowed up by the big blue sea just waiting to be discovered. Here’s [...]
Hurricane and tornado season in the U.S. is underway, and while many steer clear of these terrifying storms, there are those who meet these beasts head on to collect pertinent scientific data and shoot unbelieveable footage, risking their lives for what they are most passionate about. Meet the Twister Sisters, [...]
Mountains elicit varied reactions from their beholders. The thought or sight of these immense land masses can cause emotions ranging from wonderment to terror, each feeling potentially drifting into the other within an instance. Musicians have noticed this influence on people, and have responded by employing “mountain” in their band’s [...]
Is there anything better than a cool drink of a hoppy beverage after a long outdoor adventure? If your destination is far from the car and a bottled brew seems like a heavy extravagance, try these canned brews that have broken away from their traditional glass mold to appease the [...]
Many of the wild places we love are protected today because a few individuals dedicated their lives to the outdoors. Here are five people who championed wilderness and helped keep the wild alive.
Beer, Glorious Beer! The nectar of the gods and the reason, for many, that happy hour can’t come soon enough. Not much can make the enjoyment of this libation sweeter, except perhaps knowing that the liquid you’re relishing is green. No, not green as in Wicked Witch of the West [...]
Dan “the Man” Lucas is a previously sponsored Airborne mountain bike rider, a walking bike-part encyclopedia, and co-owner of Underdog Bikes, the self-proclaimed best bike shop in Virginia. Here for you today, Dan takes you beyond the basics, above the ordinary, and presents you with some 201 bike jargon know-how: Dry [...]
Portland truly is the home of cycling. If hitting the pavement with two (or more at times) wheels all powered by your legs is your kind of thing, you might want to visit the Portland Art Museum between June 8th and September 8th. During that time the exhibition Cyclepedia will [...]
Dave Patton is the director of the University of Iowa’s Touch the Earth Outdoor Program, a program recognized by Outside Magazine as the 19th best outdoor program in the U.S. – not bad considering the “geographic disadvantages” the state of Iowa poses for recreational purposes. I pulled Dave from his [...]
Many of us would gladly take a five-year sabbatical and travel the world, but money (or lack thereof) is usually the reason why these trips never pan out. The travel expenses alone would be a dealbreaker for most people, but not Jeremy Marie, that is. The 29-year-old Frenchman recently completed [...]
Pete Eshelman is the Director of Outdoor Branding for the Roanoke Regional Partnership, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization trying to find ways to sustainably grow Roanoke’s economy. Their solution? A plan to embrace the outdoors with Pete at the helm of the wheel. I sat down with him in his [...]
Ricky MeGee The last place on earth you would want to wake up alone is in the Australian Outback. Well, it became reality for one man after he claimed he was left for dead in the infamous desert with no clue of how he got there in the first [...]
The 2013 spring climbing season on Mt. Everest is now officially underway and the first teams are arriving in Base Camp to begin their acclimatization. The vast majority of those climbers will stick to the traditional routes along the North and South Col, straying very little from the path that [...]
For Ueli Steck, the sky really is the limit. With no experience in paragliding, Steck chose paragliding as his transportation of choice while in the Swiss Alps. Paragliding allowed Steck to climb three peaks in one day. Problem is, Steck still needed to learn how to paraglide. Watch this video [...]
For some, a kayak is nothing more than a oddly shaped canoe. For others, it is a lifestyle and passion. For those who understand the joys of kayaking, you may appreciate taking some time constructing your own kayak to prepare for the adventures on the water. Not only would this [...]
Explorer Ranulph Fiennes’ next big adventure is over before it even got started. You may recall that the 68-year old Brit was planning on making the first ever winter crossing of Antarctica on foot, which is widely viewed as the last great polar expedition that has yet to be completed. Unfortunately, earlier [...]
These days, folks have learned that packing a minimal amount of equipment means you can go light and fast through the wilderness.
Climber, artist, activist – these are all words that describe the man Jeremy Collins. If he’s not on a rock face then chances are you will find him with a sketch pad or behind the camera.